Incident Summary:

03/02/2015: Assailants attacked an anti-Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) rally outside the Semperoper Opera House in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Police officers successfully thwarted the incident. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA).

GTD ID:
201503020099

When:
2015-03-02

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony

City:
Dresden

Location Details:
The incident occurred in front of the Semperoper Opera House.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Anti-Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) Rally
Specific Description Rally
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Other
Weapon Details
Firecrackers and thrown glass bottles were 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
Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 24
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Dresden," Deutsche Welle, March 3, 2015.