Incident Summary:

04/30/2014: Two suicide bombers detonated inside a train station in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. In addition to the two assailants, at least one person was killed and 79 others were wounded in the blast. The Turkestan Islamic Party claimed responsibility for 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: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Train Station
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Suicide bombers with explosive material and shrapnel of bolts inside a box inserted in a briefcase 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Turkestan Islamic Party Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 79 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 79
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamist group claims China station bombing: SITE," Reuters, May 14, 2014.
"AFP: Three Die In Attack On Station In China's Xinjiang: Xinhua," AFP (World Service), April 30, 2014.
"Suicide Attack by China's Uighur Muslims Signals Radicalization,", May 15, 2014.