Knife Attacker in Hamburg Wanted to Kill Christians and Young People

Country: Germany

Date of incident: July 28, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private



One person died and seven were injured in Hamburg on July 28, 2017 when a 26-year-old Palestinian ("Ahmad A.") attacked people with a knife in a Edeka market in Hamburg-Barmbek. The attacker, who lived in a refugee home, was known by authorities to have been radicalized and said his goal was to "kill Christians and young people" and die as a martyr.

Sources: Spiegel & Welt