Incident Summary:

02/06/2016: Assailants threw Molotov cocktails at a refugee center in Prague, Czech Republic. At least one person was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Neo-Nazis.

GTD ID:
201602060074

When:
2016-02-06

Country:
Czech Republic

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Prague

City:
Prague

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Klinika Center
Specific Description Refugee Center
Nationality of Target
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
Neo-Nazi extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 20
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"PM Sobotka condemns attack on refugee centre," Prague Monitor, February 8, 2016."
"Czech Government Urges Thorough Investigation of Arson Attack on Center Helping Refugees," CTK, February 8, 2016."
"Klinika center in Žižkov attacked with fire bombs," Prague Post, February 8, 2016."