Incident Summary:

09/26/2016: An explosive device detonated outside a mosque in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two related attacks in Dresden on this day. Nino K., a Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) supporter, claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201609260011

When:
2016-09-26

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony

City:
Dresden

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Cotta neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Germany: Dresden mosque bombed in 'xenophobic' attack," Al Jazeera, September 27, 2016.
"Security tightened after Dresden bombings," Deutsche Welle, September 27, 2016.
"Germany: Two Bombs Explode in Dresden, Police Suspect Far-Right Motive," DW, September 27, 2016.