Incident Summary:

12/07/2015: Assailants set fire to a refugee shelter in Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany. At least 10 refugees were injured in the attack, which caused $21,600 in damage to the shelter. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201512070043

When:
2015-12-07

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Thuringia

City:
Altenburg

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 Refugee Shelter
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $21,600.00
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Germany: Ten injured in arson attack on refugee shelter in Altenburg," Brisbane Courier-Mail, December 9, 2015."
"Germany: 10 injured in arson attack in migrant centre as prams are set on fire," International Business Times UK, December 7, 2015."