Incident Summary:

08/17/2008: On Sunday, at an unspecified time, in Beijing, China, a truck passing through a checkpoint exploded into flames, injuring 20 people. There were no claims of responsibility.

GTD ID:
200808170019

When:
2008-08-17

Country:
China

Region:
East Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Beijing

City:
Beijing

Location Details:
The incident occured at the Baimiao Public Security Checkpoint.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was a security checkpoint.
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
The exact type of explosive used is unknown.
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) Lack of Intentionality
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 / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Information Center for Human Rights, "Truck Explosion Reportedly Injures 20 at Beijing Security Checkpoint on 17 Aug," Information Center for Human Rights, August 19th, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "Truck Explosion Injures 20 at Beijing Security Checkpoint 17 Aug," BBC Worldwide Monitoring, August 19th, 2008."