Incident Summary:

01/25/2016: Assailants set fire to a house near a planned refugee shelter in Witten city, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This is one of two arson attacks on houses close to the planned shelter in Witten city on this date. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Rhine-Westphalia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description House
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?Yes
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
"Germany: Suspected arson attack near planned refugee centre in Witten," Perth Now, January 25, 2016."
"Germany: Arson attack hits planned refugee shelter in Oberhausen,", February 2, 2016."
"Germany: Suspected arson attack near planned refugee centre in Witten,", January 25, 2016."