Incident Summary:

09/29/2007: Two Britons, eight Chinese, and two Japanese citizens were injured when a bomb exploded in a recreational park near a mosque in Male, Maldives. The report did not make clear who the target was or who was responsible for the blast. The two Britons, named Christian and Jennifer Donelan, were badly burned. The bomb was triggered by a home-made device using a cellular phone and washing machine motor attached to a gas cylinder.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity 2 tourists
Specific Description Christian and Jennifer Donelan
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Bomb was triggered by a home-made device using a cellular phone and washing machine motor attached to a gas cylinder
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Kyodo: 4th LD: 12 Tourists injured in Bomb Blast in Maldives,” Kyodo World Service, September 29, 2007.
Smith, David, “Terrorists target Maldives: British couple are among 12 injured in explosion outside main mosque in the islands' capital,” The Observer (England), September 30, 2007.
“RAMADAN BOMB BLAST IN CROWDED MALDIVES PARK INJURES 12 TOURISTS,” Sunday Independent (Ireland), September 30, 2007.