Incident Summary:

02/20/2016: Assailants set fire to a planned refugee center in Bautzen, Saxony state, Germany. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201602200028

When:
2016-02-20

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony

City:
Bautzen

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 Center
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?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
"Berlin - German officials horrified by anti-migrant mobs in eastern state," AFP (North European Service), February 21, 2016."
"Crowds cheer as migrant shelter burns in Germany," UPI, February 21, 2016."
"Planned refugee shelter in eastern German town of Bautzen set on fire," Deutsche Welle, February 21, 2016."