Incident Summary:

10/31/2015: Assailants set fire to the former Hotel Visa building which was being considered for refugee housing in Cossebaude, Saxony, Germany. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201510310073

When:
2015-10-31

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony

City:
Cossebaude

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Breitsheid street.

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 Asylum Housing
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 / 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
"One hundred twenty-two times Hass," Die Tageszeitung, March 3, 2016."
"Brand in hotel in Cossebaude - rumors about accommodation for refugees," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 31, 2015."