Incident Summary:

12/26/2015: Assailants set fire to a planned refugee shelter in Schlettau, Saxony state, Germany. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201512260051

When:
2015-12-26

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony

City:
Schlettau

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 Refugee Shelter
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Molotov cocktails 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 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
"German refugee shelter attacked with Molotov cocktails," Philippines News Agency, December 27, 2015."
"One hundred twenty-two times Hass," Die Tageszeitung, March 3, 2016."
"Someone Threw A Grenade Into A German Refugee Camp," Daily Caller, January 29, 2016."