Incident Summary:

10/06/2016: Assailants attacked and injured three Syrian refugees in Sebnitz, Saxony, Germany. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to right-wing extremists.

GTD ID:
201610060047

When:
2016-10-06

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saxony

City:
Sebnitz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Refugees
Nationality of Target Syria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Melee Unknown Weapon 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 / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Right-wing gang attacks Syrian refugee boys in Germany," Al Jazeera, October 8, 2016."
"Racism Rises among Germany's Youth, Refugee Children Attacked," Asharq Alawsat (English), October 7, 2016."