Incident Summary:

04/18/1999: In Cambodia, an attempt to blow up Khmer Society of Import-Export’s (SOKIMEX) Prek Phneou oil depot was averted and the five people involved were arrested. The perpetrator group was identified as the CSS Movement in one of the sources.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Prek Phneou

Location Details:
This incident occurred at an oil depot on National Route 5 near Prek Phneou.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Khmer Society of Import-Export (SOKIMEX)
Specific Description Khmer Society of Import-Export’s (SOKIMEX) oil depot near Prek Phneou
Nationality of Target Cambodia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 The other perpetrators arrested were Thong Sarith, Chhun Chettra, Bol Met, and Ben Soen.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
CSS Movement No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 5
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
Meakkara, “Terrorist Attack on Phnom Penh Oil Depot Averted,” Chakkraval, April 21, 1999.
Sam Rattha, “Phnom Penh Police Arrest 5 Terrorists of 'CSS' Movement,” Reaksmei Kampuchea, April 21, 1999.
Meakara, “More on Terrorist Attempt To Torch Phnom Penh Oil Depot,” Chakkraval, April 22, 1999.