Incident Summary:

10/16/2015: Assailants set fire to a refugee shelter in Flensburg city, Schleswig-Holstein state, Germany. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201510160059

When:
2015-10-16

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Schleswig-Holstein

City:
Flensburg

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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. A source indicated that the attack may or may not have been an intentional arson.
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 / 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
"Fire in planned refugee hostel in northern Germany," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 16, 2015."