Incident Summary:

12/01/2020: Assailants threw Molotov cocktails at the Police Sports and Recreation Club in Mongkok, Hong Kong, China. There were no reported casualties, but three assailants were arrested in relation to the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




East Asia

region/u.s. state:

Hong Kong


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Hong Kong Police
Specific Description Police Sports and Recreation Club
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Nine 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 3
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
"Petrol bombs hurled at Hong Kong police club," Today Online, December 1, 2020.
"Hong Kong: Police sports complex targeted by Molotov cocktails," Press From, December 1, 2020.
"Three arrested in Hong Kong over police club 'petrol bomb attack'," RTHK Radio 3, December 18, 2020.