Incident Summary:

"03/13/2008: Two people were killed in an explosion at a bar in Qinzhou, China. The blast was caused by what police described as a "man-made device". Thirty-six people were also injured in the blast. Police did not find any possible motive for the blast, however, some believe in the area that Muslim separatists are behind the explosion."

GTD ID:
200803130004

When:
2008-03-13

Country:
China

Region:
East Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Guangxi

City:
Qinzhou

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Chinese civilians.
Nationality of Target China
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Business
Specific Description Bar
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade bomb was used in the attack.
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 36 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 36
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Explosive device kills 2 in S. China bar: report," Japan Economic Newswire, March 13, 2008."