Incident Summary:

11/04/2016: Assailants threw incendiary devices at a Turkish cafe in Kray neighborhood, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. At least one person was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Bahoz.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Rhine-Westphalia


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kray area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Turkish Cafe
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail and iron ball projectiles were used in the attack.
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
Bahoz No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Germany carries out raids against Kurdish suspects after arson attack," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, February 9, 2017.
"German Police Arrest Members of Kurdish Biker Group After Molotov Attack in Essen,", February 9, 2017.
"German police seek 17 suspected PKK terrorists over attack on Turkish cafe," Daily Sabah, February 9, 2017.