Incident Summary:

08/04/2016: Assailants set fire to the campaign bus of Thilo-Harry Wollenshlaeger in Berlin, Germany. Wollenshlaeger, a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) parliamentary candidate, was not harmed as there were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201608040029

When:
2016-08-04

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Berlin

City:
Berlin

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
Specific Description Campaign Bus of Parliamentary Candidate: Thilo-Harry Wollenshlaeger
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 1
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
"Arsonist burns down Merkel party mate's campaign bus," The Local Germany, August 5, 2016."
"1ST LEAD," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 5, 2016."