Incident Summary:

06/10/2020: An explosive device planted in a mailbox of an anti-fascist activist detonated prematurely in Einbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany. The assailant was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities arrested two suspected neo-Nazi group members in connection with the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Lower Saxony


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Anti-Fascist Activist
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A thrown firecracker was 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
Additional Information The victim was also part of the Seebrücke organization, which helps refugees in Germany.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Neo-Nazi extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Blood trail leads German police to suspected neo-Nazi bomber," Associated Press Newswires, June 11, 2020.
"Blood trail leads German police to suspected neo-Nazi bomber," ABC News, June 11, 2020.