Incident Summary:

05/01/1998: A remote bomb detonated under the car belonging to Judiciary Police Director Dr. Antonio Marques Baptista as he approached it near Hong Kong, China. The explosion caused damage to the car but no casualties. No group claimed credit for the attack which was believed to be in response to a crackdown on the Triad criminal organization.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
This incident occurred 43 miles outside of Hong Kong.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Judiciary Police Director
Specific Description Judiciary Police Director Dr. Antonio Marques Baptista near Hong Kong, China
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
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 This attack followed a week of triad-related raids and arrests of suspected gangland members.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 24
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Harold, Bruning, “Macao Police Arrest Alleged Triad Leader,” Hong Kong Standard, May 2, 1998.
Adam Lee, “Bomb Destroys Macao Police Chief Car,” Hong Kong South China Morning Post, May 2, 1998.