Incident Summary:

11/1/2001: One improvised explosive device detonated at the provincial prison in Pursat, Pursat province, Cambodia. No one was injured and there was only minor damage as a result of the explosion. Authorities suspect the involvement of Cambodian Freedom Fighters (CFF). Five more devices exploded at two different locations at the same time in Pursat and are believed to be linked to this incident.

GTD ID:
200111010005

When:
2001-11-01

Country:
Cambodia

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Pursat

City:
Pursat

Location Details:
The provincial prison in Pursat, 200 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Provincial prison
Specific Description The provincial prison in Pursat
Nationality of Target Cambodia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
A small amount of TNT
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Cambodian Freedom Fighters (CFF) (suspected) 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
Sources
"Six bombs explode near official sites in Cambodian province," Agence France-Presse, November 2, 2001.
"Cambodian town hit by blasts, rebels blamed," Reuters, November 2, 2001.