Incident Summary:

07/24/2020: An incendiary device detonated at the entrance of Lok Sin Tong Leung Chik Wai Memorial School in Cheung Hong Estate, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, China. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however two students and one former student were arrested in connection with the incident. Authorities also suspected that the attack was carried out in order to "suspend classes or prompt students to boycott classes in support of protesters."




East Asia

region/u.s. state:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Lok Sin Tong Leung Chik Wai Memorial School
Specific Description School
Nationality of Target China
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
Weapon Details
A homemade incendiary device consisting of gas cylinders and four plastic bottles filled with naphtha fuel 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
Anti-Government extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"Hong Kong police arrest three in connection with firebomb attacks at local secondary school,", August 4, 2020.
"Manhunt after petrol bomb attack on secondary school," South China Morning Post, July 24, 2020.