Incident Summary:

04/08/2017: Assailants threw two incendiary devices at the Bien Hoa City Police Department warehouse in Bien Hoa, Dong Nai, Vietnam. There were no reported casualties but the warehouse was set on fire in the attack. The Provisional National Government of Vietnam claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Dong Nai

Bien Hoa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Bien Hoa City Police Department
Specific Description Police Warehouse
Nationality of Target Vietnam
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $53,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Petrol bombs were used in the attack.
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
Provisional National Government of Vietnam Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Vietnam names US-based exile group a terrorist organization," San Jose Mercury News (California), January 31, 2018.
"Vietnam declares US-based anti-gov't organization terrorist group," Global Times, January 31, 2018.
"Xinhua: 15 Imprisoned For Terrorist Act In Vietnam's HCM City," Xinhua, December 27, 2017.