Incident Summary:

04/25/2007: Assailants opened fire on German police officer Michele Kiesewetter in Heilbronn city, Baden-Wurttemberg state, Germany. Kiesewetter was killed and her colleague was injured in the attack. The Nationalist Socialist Underground claimed responsibility on a digital video disc (DVD) later found in a member's house. Sources speculated that Kiesewetter was killed because her father had tried to buy a pub that group members were using as a local meeting place and she had recognized the group members in a chance encounter.

GTD ID:
200704250009

When:
2007-04-25

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baden-Wurttemberg

City:
Heilbronn

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police Officers
Specific Description Michele Kiesewetter and colleague
Nationality of Target Germany
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
http://www.thelocal.de/20111122/39017
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/8889659/German-police-widen-neo-Nazi-investigation.html
http://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article115909523/Zschaepe-Anwaelte-koennen-Richter-Goetzl-nicht-stoppen.html