Incident Summary:

10/31/2015: Assailants armed with baseball bats attacked two Syrian refugees outside of shelter in Wismar, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany. Both refugees were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201510310056

When:
2015-10-31

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

City:
Wismar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Refugees
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
Baseball bats 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 20
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
"Refugees targeted in violent attacks across Germany," Deutsche Welle, November 1, 2015."
"Refugee crisis: two Syrian men beaten with baseball bats by masked gang in Germany," The Independent, November 1, 2015."
"6 Syrian refugees injured in several attacks across Germany," The Canadian Press, November 4, 2015."