Incident Summary:

09/08/2016: Assailants set fire to several police vehicles near a police headquarters in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201609080048

When:
2016-09-08

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony-Anhalt

City:
Magdeburg

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity German Federal Police
Specific Description Vehicles
Nationality of Target Germany
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Germany
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Deutsche Bahn AG
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $670,918.50
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
"Seven police cars set on fire at Magdeburg train station," The Local Germany, September 8, 2016."
"BREAKING: Police cars destroyed in suspected £630k arson attack," Daily Star Online, September 8, 2016."