Incident Summary:

09/19/2015: Assailants set fire to a refugee shelter in Wertheim City, Baden-Wuerttemberg state, Germany. Two civilians suffered from flue gas poisoning as a result of the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201509200092

When:
2015-09-19

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baden-Wurttemberg

City:
Wertheim

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Planned Refugee Shelter
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"German Police Report Anti-Refugee Attacks in Several Places on 19-20 September," Spiegel Online, September 20, 2015."
"Arson attack occurs against refugee shelter in Germany," MENAFN, September 21, 2015."
"Arson attack occurs against refugee shelter in Germany," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), September 20, 2015."