Incident Summary:

8/20/2000: Unidentified assailants threw a smoke bomb into a hostel in Eisenhuettenstadt, Germany. The hostel was housing Colombian asylum seekers. Seven people suffered eye injuries as a result of the attack and the apartment walls were damaged by the smoke. Authorities believe that the attack was perpetrated by neo-Nazis.

GTD ID:
200008190002

When:
2000-08-20

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Brandenburg

City:
Eisenhuttenstadt

Location Details:
The incident occurred at a hostel.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Colombian asylum seekers
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A smoke bomb
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Neo-Nazi extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"More xenophobic, Neo-Nazi actions reported in Brandenburg," Berlin DPP, August 20, 2000."
"Smoke bomb attack against asylum seekers' home in Germany," Agence France-Presse, August 20, 2000."