Incident Summary:

07/13/2008: On Sunday, Ngor Srun, Secretary of State for the Cambodian Cabinet Office, was attacked by an unknown attacker who had dumped acid over Srun's head at a garage where he had taken his car for repairs in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh province, Cambodia. Following the attack, the assailant fled on his motorcycle. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200807130004

When:
2008-07-13

Country:
Cambodia

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Phnom Penh

City:
Phnom Penh

Location Details:
The acid attack took place at a garage where Ngor Srun had taken his car for repairs in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh province, Cambodia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Cambodian Secretary of State
Specific Description Ngor Srun, Secretary of State for the Cambodian Cabinet office,
Nationality of Target Cambodia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical
Weapon Details
Acid was used in the chemical 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
Sources
Radio Australia, "Cambodian Government Official in Acid Attack," July 14, 2008, http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/200807/s2303443.htm?tab=asia.
Agence France Presse, "Cambodian Official Attacked with Acid," Lexis Nexis, Agence France Presse, July 14, 2008.