Incident Summary:

07/26/1998: The Khmer Rouge attacked the village of O Kong Vinh in Northern Cambodia in an attempt to disrupt the national elections. Seven civilians, two soldiers and one Khmer Rouge attacker died in the attack. An unspecified number of people were injured.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Preah Vihear

O Kong Vinh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Cambodian Government
Specific Description Polling center at O Kong Vinh
Nationality of Target Cambodia
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
Weapon Details
The sources do not state how the Khmer Rouge attacked the village.
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
Khmer Rouge Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Khmer Rouge Attack Kills 10 on Election Day,” Tokyo Kyodo News Service, July 26, 1998.
“Seven Civilians, 2 Soldiers Killed in Khmer Rouge Attack,” Hong Kong Agence France Presse, July 26, 1998.
“Generals Blame Khmer Rouge for Polling Day Assault,” Phnom Penh National Radio of Cambodia Network, July 27, 1998.