Incident Summary:

11/07/2005: One woman was injured when a bomb disguised as a package was sent to the Ming Mao newspaper in Hong Kong, China. The bomb was delivered with a bouquet of flowers and a note complaining about an unspecified article published the previous month. Also in the note, the perpetrator demanded that 30 million Honk Kong dollars be transferred to the bank account of a charity.



Hong Kong

East Asia

region/u.s. state:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Ming Pao Newspaper
Specific Description Journalists working at Ming Pao's office in Hong Kong
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
The bomb was delivered with a bouquet of flowers.
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Honk Kong journalist groups condemn letter-bomb attack on paper,” South China Morning Post, November 8, 2005.
Michal Ng, “Freedom fears after bomb hits Ming Pao,” The Standard, November 8, 2005.
“Honk Kong police hunt flower-bomb attacker,” Agence France Presse, November 8, 2005.