Incident Summary:

06/09/2004: A nailed-filled explosive device detonated in Mullheim, a predominantly Turkish suburb of Cologne city, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany. Between 17 and 22 people were injured by the blast. The Nationalist Socialist Underground claimed responsibility on a digital video disc (DVD) later found in a member's house.

GTD ID:
200406090009

When:
2004-06-09

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Rhine-Westphalia

City:
Mulheim

Location Details:
Mullheim suburb

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Turkish Citizens
Specific Description civilians
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device filled with nails.
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 0 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
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
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/10/world/nail-bomb-in-a-turkish-area-in-cologne-hurts-17.html