Incident Summary:

05/28/2000: Fifteen people were injured when a bomb exploded in a crowded market in Vientiane, Laos. There was no clam of responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200005280004

When:
2000-05-28

Country:
Laos

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vientiane (Prefecture)

City:
Vientiane

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate Civilians at the Morning Market in Vientiane
Nationality of Target Laos
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The specific details of the bomb were not reported.
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Market blast wounds 15 in Laos,” I, May 29, 2000."
"Vientiane explosion injures a dozen shoppers,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 29, 2000."