Incident Summary:

07/17/1998: The Khmer Rouge attacked an election supply convoy near the town of Siem Reap, Cambodia, killing two and wounding five.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Siem Reap

Near Siem Reap

Location Details:
This incident occurred near the village of Siem Reap.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Election Committee
Specific Description Election Workers
Nationality of Target Cambodia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Khmer Rouge No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Cambodian Election Workers Killed Near Anlong Veng,” Hong Kong Agence France Presse, July 18, 1998.
Ker Munthit, “AP Photo PN114,” Associated Press Worldstream, July 20, 1998.
Ker Munthit, “Khmer Rouge attacks election convoy; U.N. chief urged to make vote fair,” Associated Press Worldstream, July 18, 1998.