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January Today in Terrorism

January 17, 2016: Attack on refugees in Germany

On this day in 2016 a man wearing a swastika-emblazoned helmet and “Hitler moustache” attacked two Afghan refugees on a ski slope in Altenberg, Germany.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 19, 2016: Berlin Christmas market attack

On this day in 2016 an ISIS-inspired Islamist terrorist ploughed a vehicle into a Christmas market in Berlin killing 12 and wounding dozens.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 30, 1989: Red Army Faction assassination of German banker

The Red Army Fraction (aka the Baader-Meinhof gang) assassinated a German banker in November 1989

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November Today in Terrorism

November 1, 2015: Bombing of asylum centre in Germany

Members of a German right wing terrorist group threw firebombs into a refugee centre in Freital in November 2015, injuring one.

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Bombing at Frankfurt Airport (June 19, 1985)

On this day in 1985, the Abu Nidal Organisation was believed to have been behind the bombing at Frankfurt Airport in which 3 people, including 2 children, were killed.

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Solingen Arson Attack: Neo-Nazi attack immigrants in Germany (May 28, 1993)

On this day in 1993, far right ‘skinheads’ in the West German town of Solingen torched a house leading to the deaths of five Turkish women and girls.

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April 5, 1986 | Bombing at Berlin disco

On April 5, 1986 a bomb went off in a Berlin disco (yes, there were discos in Germany in 1986), killing three people and wounding more than 200.

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Articles Homeland Security Today

Did Germany drop the ball on right-wing extremism?

Over the last years we are hearing more and more about how many Germans espousing right-wing extreme ideas. German military in particular is concerned.

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March 26, 2018 | Arson attack in Berlin

On this day in 2018, the Volcanic Group Rupture Network Domination claimed an arson attack on communications cables in Berlin which led to a power outage, but no casualties.

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Perspectives

Germany shisha lounge shootings: What can we learn from terrorist ‘manifestos’?

Motive can be difficult to discern in acts that seem ‘terrorist’ in nature: can we trust what the terrorists themselves tell us?