Incident Summary:

09/04/2015: Assailants set fire to a refugee shelter in Heppenheim city, Hesse state, Germany. Five civilians were injured and the shelter suffered $28,000 worth of damage in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201509040057

When:
2015-09-04

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hesse

City:
Heppenheim

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Refugee Shelter
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $28,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Arson attack on empty house destined for refugees in Germany," dpa-AFX International ProFeed, September 11, 2015."
"Five injured when refugee shelter in Heppenheim near Frankfurt catches fire," Deutsche Welle, September 4, 2015."
"Germany: Five Injured in Refugee Shelter Fire Near Frankfurt," DW, September 4, 2015."