Incident Summary:

06/15/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside the Chuangxin Kindergarten in Fengxian, Jiangsu, China. In addition to the assailant, seven people were killed and 65 people were injured in the blast. An unaffiliated individual, identified as Xu, claimed responsibility for the incident and left a manifesto on the wall of his apartment referring to overpopulation in China and other countries.

GTD ID:
201706150025

When:
2017-06-15

Country:
China

Region:
East Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jiangsu

City:
Fengxian

Location Details:
The incident occurred 75 kilometers from Xuzhou.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Chuangxin Kindergarten
Specific Description Gate of Building
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device 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
Additional Information Sources stated that Xu had previously been diagnosed with an autonomic imbalance.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 65 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 65
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Explosion at Chinese kindergarten kills eight; suspect identified," Japan Times, June 16, 2017."
"SCMP: Nine Victims Of China School Blast Still Fighting For Life," South China Morning Post Online, June 18, 2017."
"SCMP: Eight Killed And 65 Injured In Kindergarten Explosion In Eastern China," South China Morning Post Online, June 15, 2017."