Incident Summary:

06/19/2017: Assailants set fire to railway infrastructure in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. There were no reported casualties. This was one of 10 coordinated attacks on railways across Germany on this date. Shutdown G20: Take Hamburg offline! claimed responsibility for the incidents and stated that railway infrastructure was targeted because it represented "the central nervous system of capitalism."




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Deutsche Bahn AG
Specific Description Railway Infrustructure
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 Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Shutdown G20: Take Hamburg offline! Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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 investigates railway arson attacks ahead of G-20," AP The Associated Press (Embargoed Data), June 19, 2017.
"'Political' fire attacks on rail lines cause delays across Germany," The Local Germany, June 19, 2017.
"Travel chaos after arson attacks on Germany's rail network," Business Standard India, June 19, 2017.