Incident Summary:

02/14/2014: Suicide bombers in explosives-laden vehicles carried out an attack in Wushi district, Xinjiang province, China. It is unclear if the explosives detonated as planned or if police officers opened fire, but at least 11 assailants were killed, and two Xinjiang Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers and two civilians were wounded. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Uighur separatists.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:


Wushi district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Xinjiang Provincial Public Security Bureau
Specific Description Patrol
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A suicide car bomber in a vehicle loaded with LNG canisters was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Uighur Separatists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 12
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 11
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police Kill 8 Uighurs as China Cites a Terrorist Ambush," New York Times, February 14, 2014.
"China says 11 'terrorists' killed in new Xinjiang unrest," Reuters, February 14, 2014.
"China kills Xinjiang 'attackers'," BBC, February 14, 2014.