Incident Summary:

09/26/2016: An explosive device detonated outside the International Congress Center 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:
201609260012

When:
2016-09-26

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony

City:
Dresden

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity International Congress Center
Specific Description Conference Center
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
"Two bomb attacks take place in Dresden, Germany," CNN, September 27, 2016.
"Germany: Two Bombs Explode in Dresden, Police Suspect Far-Right Motive," DW, September 27, 2016.
"BREAKING: Merkel backlash? Nazis blamed for huge terror bomb at Dresden mosque," Brief Report.co.uk, September 27, 2016.