Incident Summary:

01/24/2014: Assailants threw an explosive device at a group of police officers in Xinhe county in Aksu district, Xinjiang province, China. A firefight ensued, during which at least six assailants were killed and at least one police officer was injured. 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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A thrown bomb was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 5
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police reveal details of Xinjiang terrorist attack," Xinhua News Agency, January 26, 2014.
"Twelve dead in fresh violence in China's Xinjiang province - Xinhua," Reuters UK, January 25, 2014.
"Fresh clashes kill 12 in China's Xinjiang region,", January 25, 2014.