Incident Summary:

07/28/2014: Assailants attacked civilians and vehicles in Huangdi, Xinjiang, China. This was one of two related incidents in Xinjiang province on this date. In addition to 59 assailants, 37 people were killed and 13 others were wounded across both attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Turkestan Islamic Party.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicles
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
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Knives and axes were 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201407280029 and 201407280030. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Turkestan Islamic Party No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 48 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 48
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 29
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"China: 96 killed last week in Xinjiang," The Associated Press, August 3, 2014.
"Tight security after Xinjiang unrest," BBC, July 30, 2014.
"AFP: Uighur Group Says Nearly 100 Casualties In China Clash," AFP (World Service), July 30, 2014.