Incident Summary:

02/27/2016: Assailants opened fire on a planned refugee housing in Grafenhainichen, Saxony, Germany. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however sources attributed the attack to right-wing extremists.

GTD ID:
201602280045

When:
2016-02-27

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony-Anhalt

City:
Grafenhainichen

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Planned Refugee Housing
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Right-wing extremists 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
"Shots fired at refugee building in eastern Germany," Deutsche Welle, February 27, 2016.
"Up in smoke: 45 arson attacks carried out on refugee centers in Germany in 2016," UAE NewsApp.com, May 14, 2016.