Incident Summary:

07/16/2000: Unidentified arsonists torched a refugee shelter housing Albanian Kosovars in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The fire injured three children and damaged the building.

GTD ID:
200007160010

When:
2000-07-16

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Rhineland-Palatinate

City:
Ludwigshafen

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Refugee Shelter
Specific Description Albanian Kosovar refugee shelter
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Edward F. Mickolus, Terrorism, 1996-2001 : A Chronology, Imprint Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.