Incident Summary:

06/11/2008: On Wednesday around 2045, an explosion of a man-made bomb occurred at a public square, killing one and injuring 35 in Yiwu, Zhejiang, China. The public square was a well known trading hub and gathering place for migrant workers in Yiwu city. No group claimed responsibility.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in a public square in Yiwu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was civilians at a public square.
Nationality of Target China
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
An improvised explosive device 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) No
Additional Information "The ""Doubt Terrorism Proper: Purely Criminal Act"" was included as the available sources stated that police believe that the bombing was deliberate, but not a terror attack as the bombing coincided with counterterrorism drills occurring to prepare for the Olympics."
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 1 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"He Huifeng, "One Killed in Zhejiang Blast," LexisNexis Academic, South China Morning Post, June 13, 2008."
"Daily Times, "Blast Kills One, Injures 35 in China: Police," Daily Times, June 13, 2008,"