Incident Summary:

06/27/2001: Assailants opened fire on Turkish vegetable shop owner Suleyman Taskopru in Hamburg city, Hamburg state, Germany. Taskopru was killed in the attack. The Nationalist Socialist Underground claimed responsibility on a digital video disc (DVD) later found in a member's house.

GTD ID:
200106270005

When:
2001-06-27

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hamburg

City:
Hamburg

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Turkish Shop Owner
Specific Description Suleyman Taskopru
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A pistol was used in the attack
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
National Socialist Underground Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
http://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article115909523/Zschaepe-Anwaelte-koennen-Richter-Goetzl-nicht-stoppen.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/8889659/German-police-widen-neo-Nazi-investigation.html