Incident Summary:

03/23/2016: Assailants opened fire on a civilian bus in Kasi, Vientiane, Laos. At least six Chinese nationals were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201603230037

When:
2016-03-23

Country:
Laos

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vientiane

City:
Kasi

Location Details:
The event occurred in Muang Kasi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Who's killing foreigners in northern Laos?," The Nation (Thailand), March 29, 2016."
"Six Chinese nationals wounded in Laos bus shooting - Xinhua," Reuters Canada, March 24, 2016."
"Small-arms attacks in northern Laos highlight increased terrorism risk in the 6-12 month outlook," IHS Global Insight, April 25, 2016."