Incident Summary:

06/26/2013: Assailants attacked the building of the government township in Lukqun township, Xinjiang province, China. This was one of six related attacked in the township on this day. Across the six attacks, 35 people, including 11 assailants, were killed and at least 21 people, including five assailants, were wounded. No group claimed responsibility for this attack.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Incident occurred in Shanshan county.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Lukqun
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Knives were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent and majority reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers for this incident represent an equal division of total killed and wounded across incidents 201306260042, 201306260043, 201306260044, 201306260045, 201306260046, 201306260047
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 6 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Report: Unrest in China's Xinjiang kills 27," CNN, June 27, 2013.
"Attacks in China's Xinjiang aime...," Siasat Daily, July 8, 2013.
"Xinhua Insight: Investigations reveal details of Xinjiang terror attack (1)," Xinhua News Agency, July 5, 2013.