Incident Summary:

03/30/2020: Assailants threw three incendiary devices at the Happy Valley Police Station in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Happy Valley area of Wan Chai neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Public Security Bureau (PSB)
Specific Description Happy Valley Police 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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Three 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
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
"Four held for petrol bomb attack on police station," Hong Kong Standard Finance, May 26, 2020.
"teens held over firebomb attack; Tai Po Police Station latest to be targeted amid surge in number of youths involved in such incidents," South China Morning Post, April 1, 2020.
"Black-clad men hurl petrol bombs at HK police station," Outlook India, March 30, 2020.