Incident Summary:

11/26/2016: Assailants attacked and set fire to an exhibition center in Hamburg, Germany. There were no reported casualties in the assault. Left-Wing extremists claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the group did not approve of the meetings that were held at the targeted exhibition center.

GTD ID:
201611260038

When:
2016-11-26

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hamburg

City:
Hamburg

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 Hamburg Exhibition Center
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Blunt Object
Other
Weapon Details
Fire, hammers, rocks, and paint 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
Left-wing extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 40
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
"17:40 27.11.2016 In Hamburg, about 40 men in masks set fire to OSCE and G20 summit building," 112.UA International, November 27, 2016."
"Leftist group claims arson attack on OSCE summit venue," Deutsche Welle, November 27, 2016."