Incident Summary:

03/01/2016: Assailants opened fire on a bus and a pickup truck in Phoukhoune district, Louangphrabang, Laos. At least five people were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Phoukhoune district

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 Truck
Nationality of Target Laos
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Laos
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"One Chinese killed, three injured in Laos in militant attack," Xinhua News Agency, March 2, 2016.
"One Chinese worker killed in Laos 'militant' attack - Xinhua," Reuters UK, March 2, 2016.
"Gunmen in Laos kill Chinese national," Hong Kong Standard, March 2, 2016.