Incident Summary:

10/31/2015: Assailants armed with baseball bats attacked Syrian refugees in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Three refugees were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201510310057

When:
2015-10-31

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony-Anhalt

City:
Magdeburg

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 30
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Refugees targeted in violent attacks across Germany," Deutsche Welle, November 1, 2015."
"6 Syrian refugees injured in several attacks across Germany," The Canadian Press, November 4, 2015."