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
"Leftist group claims arson attack on OSCE summit venue," Deutsche Welle, November 27, 2016."
"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."