Incident Summary:

05/24/2001: An estimated six skinhead males attacked two people, identified as Iranian males, riding bicycles in Hanover, Germany. One of the men suffered cuts and lacerations. The same group of men was suspected for also attacking an Italian woman in a nearby city.

GTD ID:
200105240001

When:
2001-05-24

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lower Saxony

City:
Hanover

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Two Iranian men in Hanover, Germany
Nationality of Target Iran
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Skinheads on rampage in two German towns,” Agence France Presse, May 25, 2001.
“Skinheads Attack Foreigners in Hanover, Woman Injured in Leipzig,” Deutschlandfunk, May 25, 2001.