Incident Summary:

02/18/2003: During the afternoon, Om Radsady, a former MP who was an adviser to Cambodian King Sihanouk's son, and leading royalist party member, was shot twice and killed by an unidentified gunman in a restaurant in Phnom Penh. Two men on a motorcycle, one with a handgun, confronted a group of royalist party officials outside the restaurant. When they found Om Radsady, the gunman grabbed him by the collar and shot him. The police had no suspects.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful, and Cooperative Cambodia (FUNCINPEC)
Specific Description Royal Adviser: Om Radsady
Nationality of Target Cambodia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A handgun was used to shoot Om Radsady.
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Gunman Kills Cambodian Royalist Politician Ahead of July General Elections," AFP, February 18, 2003.
"Senior Adviser to Ranariddh Gunned Down," Kaoh Santepheap (Internet Version-WWW), February 19, 2003.