GTD ID:
197508040002

When:
1975-08-04

Country:
Malaysia

Region:
Southeast Asia

City:
Kuala Lumpur

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity
Specific Description US consulate
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 53
US Hostages 6
Days of Kidnapping 4
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $2,500.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Pistols
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Japanese Red Army (JRA) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources