Incident Summary:

11/06/2013: An explosive device detonated outside of the provincial Communist Party office in Taiyuan city, Shanxi province, China. One person was killed and eight were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Feng Zhijun was arrested and confessed to the attack.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Communist Party of China (CPC)
Specific Description Party Office
Nationality of Target China
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Several homemade explosive devices containing circuit boards and ball bearings 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Blasts near Party offices," CNN, November 27, 2013.
"AFP: Local Man Arrested For China Provincial Blasts: Xinhua," AFP (World Service), November 8, 2013.
"AFP: China State Media Plays Down Deadly Blasts At Party HQ," AFP (World Service), November 7, 2013.