Incident Summary:

02/02/2020: One explosive device partially detonated and another was safely defused on a train at the Lo Wu station in Lo Wu, Hong Kong, China. There were no reported casualties in the attack. An unidentified individual claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was in protest of Hong Kong’s refusal to close the border to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Lo Wu area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Lo Wu MTR Train Station
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two homemade bombs concealed in a plastic bag and placed under the seat of a train 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
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Raid in bomb factory, 17 held," Chandigarh Tribune, March 9, 2020.
"Two homemade bombs found at Lo Wu MTR station train, Hong Kong police say," Hong Kong Free Press, February 3, 2020.
"Explosives found at train station on Hong Kong’s border with mainland China, in what police call ‘one big step closer to terrorism’," South China Morning Post, February 2, 2020.