Incident Summary:

07/30/2011: On Saturday night about 2300, in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, unidentified militants detonated two improvised explosive devices. One explosion came from a minivan and the other was heard almost simultaneously, originating from the nearby market. It is undetermined if the attack resulted in any casualties, and the attack resulted in an unknown amount of property damages to the van and market. No group claimed responsibility, but the ethnic Uighur militants are suspected of being responsible for the attack.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:

Xinjiang Uyghur


Location Details:
The attack took place near a market in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

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 Civilians
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
Two improvised explosive devices were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Uighur Separatists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Bangkok Post, "Knife Attack in China's Xinjiang Leaves Seven Dead," Bangkok Post, July 31, 2011,
Michael Wines, "Deadly Violence Strikes Chinese City Racked by Ethnic Tensions," New York Times, July 31, 2011,
Terril Yue Jones, "Police Kill Four after Blasts, Attacks in China's West," Reuters, July 31, 2011,