Incident Summary:

04/27/2017: Five assailants threw Molotov cocktails at the Eyup Sultan mosque in Weil am Rhein, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. There were no reported casualties, though the mosque was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that either the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) or anti-Muslim extremists may have carried out the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:


Weil am Rhein

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Turkish Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB)
Specific Description Eyup Sultan Mosque
Nationality of Target Turkey
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
Four Molotov cocktails 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
Anti-Muslim extremists (suspected) No
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Germany: Mosque attacked with Molotov cocktails," Anadolu Ajansi, April 28, 2017.
"German mosque firebombed with Molotov cocktails," Albawaba, April 29, 2017.
"Molotov attack targets Turkish-run mosque in Germany," Daily Sabah, April 28, 2017.