Incident Summary:

06/20/2018: Two assailants threw two explosive devices at a police station in Tan Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At least one police officer was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Trieu Dai Viet.

GTD ID:
201806200024

When:
2018-06-20

Country:
Vietnam

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ho Chi Minh City

City:
Ho Chi Minh City

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tan Binh area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity People's Public Security of Vietnam
Specific Description Police Station
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 Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two thrown explosive devices 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Trieu Dai Viet No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Explosion at Vietnam police station wounds officer," Gulf Times, June 20, 2018.
"Suspect in police station bombing detained," DTiNews, June 22, 2018.
"Two men suspected in bomb blasts at Saigon police station," TalkVietnam.com, June 21, 2018.