Incident Summary:

10/26/2000: An explosion was reported by the Tibet Information Network (TIN) as having occurred in Lhasa, Tibet, China. No one was harmed in the explosion, believed to have taken place at a court building, and nothing was damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the attack and the motive is unknown, although TIN does note that the explosion followed the appointment of a new party secretary for Tibet.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Outside of a court building in Lhasa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Authorities have not confirmed whether the explosion was caused by a bomb
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 Authorities have not confirmed that the incident took place. In addition, the motive and target is unknown.
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 / 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
"Explosion hits Tibet's tense capital: report," Agence France-Presse, November 9, 2000.
"Explosion rocks Tibetan capital, monitoring group says," Associated Press, November 9, 2000.
David Rennie, "News - International - Security alert after Tibet blast," The Daily Telegraph, November 10, 2000.