Incident Summary:

02/01/2018: Assailants set fire to the vehicle of Ferat Kocak in Neukolln, Berlin, Germany. Kocak, a left-wing politician, was not harmed as there were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, authorities arrested Sebastian T. and Tilo P. in connection with the incident. Authorities also noted that the arson was an extreme right motivated violation.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Neukolln neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Left Party
Specific Description Vehicle of Politician: Ferat Kocak
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Kocak also works in marketing for a private university.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Neo-Nazi extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"Two arrested over far-right arson, threats in Berlin: prosecutors," Agence France Presse, December 23, 2020.
"In Berlin’s trendy Neukölln, right-wing attacks rattle activists," Deutsche Welle, April 6, 2018.