Incident Summary:

07/31/2000: A bomb set by unknown assailants exploded in a post office in Vientiane, Laos, injuring 5.

GTD ID:
200007310002

When:
2000-07-31

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: Government (General)
Name of Entity Vientiane Postal Service
Specific Description Vientiane Central Post Office
Nationality of Target Laos
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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 attack came a day after an unexploded bomb was found in the Vientiane airport (cf. 200007300004).
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 / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
“Bomb explodes at central post office in Vientiane,” United Press International, July 31, 2000.
“Explosion rocks main Laos post office,” The Associated Press, July 31, 2000.
“THAILAND: FIVE LAOTIANS INJURED IN VIENTIANE POST OFFICE BLAST,” Malaysia General News, July 31, 2000.