Incident Summary:

10/27/2011: On Thursday, in Qamdo, Tibet, China, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded inside a local government building, injuring an unknown number of people and causing an unknown amount of damage to the building. The IED was planted by unidentified militants. A graffiti exclaiming "Tibet's Independence" had been left behind on the building's walls and pamphlets entitled "Free Tibet" were left at the scene. No group has claimed responsibility.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred inside a local government building in Qamdo, Tibet, China.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Chinese Government
Specific Description The target was a local government building.
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 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
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
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
Jane’s Intelligence, “IED Attack Targets Local Government Building in China's Qamdo,” Terrorism Watch Report, Reuters, October 28, 2011.
Agence France Presse, "Government Building Bombed in Tibet: Campaigners," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, October 27, 2011.