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.
On this day in 2016 an ISIS-inspired Islamist terrorist ploughed a vehicle into a Christmas market in Berlin killing 12 and wounding dozens.
The Red Army Fraction (aka the Baader-Meinhof gang) assassinated a German banker in November 1989
Members of a German right wing terrorist group threw firebombs into a refugee centre in Freital in November 2015, injuring one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motive can be difficult to discern in acts that seem ‘terrorist’ in nature: can we trust what the terrorists themselves tell us?