Incident Summary:

03/01/2014: Assailants attacked a train station in Kunming city, Yunnan province, China. At least four assailants and 29 other people were killed in the attack. Additionally, at least 143 people were wounded. Uighur separatists claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201403010012

When:
2014-03-01

Country:
China

Region:
East Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Yunnan

City:
Kunming

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Kunming Railway Station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Kunming Railway Station
Specific Description Train Station
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Only one person was captured at the scene, three others were captured later.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Uighur Separatists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 33 Fatalities / 143 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 33
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 143
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Stabbing rampage in China," ABC Online, March 2, 2014."
"China blames Xinjiang militants for station attack," Reuters, March 1, 2014."
"Mass stabbing kills 28 in Chinese train station, five suspects killed," UPI, March 1, 2014."