Incident Summary:

01/24/2014: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated after it was surrounded by police in Xinhe county in Aksu district, Xinjiang province, China. At least two people, both of whom were inside the vehicle, were killed as a result of the blast. This was one of four such attacks in Xinhe on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:


Aksu district

Location Details:
The incident took place in Xinhe county.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Chinese Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
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 Some sources speculated that this was a suicide attack.
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Triple explosions in China's Xinjiang kill three," Agence France Presse -- English, January 24, 2014.
"Police blame terrorists for Xinjiang violence," Manila Times, January 27, 2014.
"Police reveal details of Xinjiang terrorist attack," Xinhua News Agency, January 26, 2014.