Incident Summary:

06/25/2019: An assailant rammed his vehicle containing gas canisters into the gate of the United States embassy at 188 Sejong-daero, Seoul, South Korea. There were reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and sources identified the assailant as Park Mo.



South Korea

East Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at 188 Sejong-daero.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United States Department of State
Specific Description Embassy
Nationality of Target United States
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
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A car containing 28 butane gas canisters was 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Car loaded with gas canisters rams into gates of US Embassy in Seoul,", June 25, 2019.
"Driver, 40, arrested after ramming rental car packed with explosive gas canisters into US embassy gate in South Korea days before Trump's scheduled visit," Mail Online UK, June 25, 2019.