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Terrorism in Laos

The risk of terrorist attacks in Laos over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 7 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 4 people have been killed and 15 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in Laos

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens3150
Business2340
Transportation20110


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Vientiane3060
Xaisomboun2310
Louangphrabang2180


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.