Incident Summary:

11/01/2015: An assailant threw a Molotov cocktail at a refugee shelter hosting a family from Montenegro in Sehnde, Lower Saxony, Germany. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201511010078

When:
2015-11-01

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lower Saxony

City:
Sehnde

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Refugee House
Nationality of Target Montenegro
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail was 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Arrest on refugee shelter in Sehnde," Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, November 1, 2015."
"One hundred twenty-two times Hass," Die Tageszeitung, March 3, 2016."