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This section of the list of rampage killers lists incidents of "grenade amok", which are rampage attacks where the perpetrator used only hand grenades or comparable explosive devices, like pipe bombs or dynamite sticks, for the attack. As it is sometimes difficult to distinguish cases of grenade amok from acts of terrorism or gang-related attacks, incidents are only included, if there is at least some indication that it was neither committed in the context of a political, ethnic, or religious conflict, nor part of an assault with more than one participating offender.

All abbreviations and footnotes used in the table are explained here.

Name
Date
Year
Location
Country
Killed
Injured
Additional Notes
Ref.
1. Unknown, 21 Nov. 2 1979 Sakon Nakhon Province Thailand
12
40+
Arrested
2. Ismatov, Bobomurad, 49^ Feb. 6 1994 Kulyab Tajikistan
12
28
Committed suicide
3. Hazaa Sharman Sep. 26 2016 Yarim Yemen
12
18
Committed suicide [1]
4. Sulngarm, Vitoon^ May 7 1973 Phitsanulok Province Thailand
11
12-21
Killed by the explosion
4. Gbaki, Justin Angelo° Sep. 28 2018 Saura South Sudan
10
32
Arrested
5. Chen Anjin Aug. 10 1978 Heng County China
9
67
Committed suicide
6. Unknown Soldier, 23^ May 1 1993 Nongmasaew Thailand
9
28
Arrested
7. Unknown May 10 1972 Thailand
9
10
Arrested
8. Unknown Soldier^ Feb. 21 1982 Ubon Ratchathani Province Thailand
8
46
9. Unknown Soldier, 23^ Laos
8
12
Killed by the explosion [2]
10. Unknown Soldier, 35^ Laos
7
30
Killed by the explosion [2]
11. Unknown Feb. 1967 Surabaya Indonesia
7
24
12. Cuellar Beltran, Jorge Alberto Aug. 17 1991 Comasagua El Salvador
6-8
54-90
13. Abdullah Salih al-Hajiri Aug. 4 1999 Sana'a Yemen
6-7
40-43
Arrested [3]
14. Avraham, Ezra, 19^ Feb. 4 1975 Netanya Israel
6
26
Arrested
15. Shin Myung-sik, 23^ May 18 1968 Andong City South Korea
5-7
43-52
Sentenced to death
16. David, Ernesto, 28 Dec. 3 1980 Manila Philippines
5
25-34
Arrested
17. You Ein, 39 Nov. 1 2001 Srei Saom Cambodia
5
25
Arrested [4]
18. Lacsina, Ederlino L. March 18 1978 Camarines Sur Philippines
5
14
Arrested
19. Yeh Jong-nam June 6 1956 Uijeongbu South Korea
5
5
Committed suicide
20. Hernández Peña, Luis Álvaro Aug. 29 2005 El Jardín Colombia
5
5
Arrested [5]
21. Retana, Julio Dec. 1989 Santa Ana El Salvador
4
45
Committed suicide
22. Unknown Soldier, 26^ 1959 Laos
4
20
Arrested [6]
23. Lotero Paredes, Héctor^ Aug. 17 1969 Apartadó Colombia
3-4
25-30
Killed by the explosion
24. Cervantes, Richard, 20 Oct. 12 1996 Poblacion Philippines
3
15
Arrested
25. Marish Ali Al-Akhram, 30 Aug. 22 2003 Hawth Yemen
2
34
Arrested [7]
26. Mohammed Hassan al-Wajeeh, 30
(محمد حسن)
Feb. 2 2008 Sana'a Yemen
2
23-25
Sentenced to death [8]
27. Unknown Soldier^ Dec. 5 1954 Bou-Amrane Tunisia
2
13
Shot by soldiers
28. Jung, Heidrun-Erika, 49 Dec. 24 1996 Frankfurt Germany
2
13
Killed by the explosion
29. Garcia, Rodolfo, 24 May 10 1969 Maplas Philippines
2
11
30. Unknown Oct. 12 1974 Hat Yai District Thailand
2
10
Arrested
31. Unknown Soldier^ March 11 1973 Chachoengsao Province Thailand
1
25
Arrested
32. Unknown Nov. 1988 Thailand
0-3
67-70+
33. Pajazetović, Emir, 30 May 11 2014 Velika Kladuša Bosnia and Herzegowina
0
32
Arrested [9]
34. Unknown July 4 2010 Xerém Brazil
0
30
35. Li Guosheng
(李国盛)
Jan. 14 2006 Dongzhi County China
0
24
Committed suicide [10]
36. Lin Ying-chang, 55 July 7 2016 Taipei Taiwan
0
24
Arrested
37. Wan Xiuping, 22 March 13 1987 Xi'an China
0
20
Sentenced to death and executed
38. Kim Kwang-suk, 19 April 9 1972 Seoul South Korea
0
19
Arrested
39. Unknown, 18 June 10 2005 Hikari Japan
0
17+
Arrested [11]
40. Newton, Elgie, 18^ June 17 1956 Munich West Germany
0
17
Sentenced to 40 years in prison [12]
41. Mahmoud Rizq Deeb July 5 2000 Royal Jordanian Airlines Flight RJ435 Jordan
0
15
Shot dead [13]
42. Luiz Goulart Matos, André^ Sep. 17 2000 Senador Camará Brazil
0
13
Arrested [14]

Abbreviations and footnotesEdit

^ – Assailant was a member of the police at the time of the rampage
° – At least one of the victims was a relative of the assailant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ‘Disturbed’ father of bride detonated a grenade, killing 12 at Yemen wedding, The Siasat Daily (September 28, 2016)
    ‘Disturbed’ father of bride kills 12 at Yemen wedding, Al Arabiya (September 27, 2016)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Westermeyer, Joseph: Sudden mass assault with grenade: An epidemic amok form from Laos in Simons, Ronald C. and Hughes, Charles C. (eds.) The Culture-bound syndromes: Folk illnesses of psychiatric and anthropological interest; D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1985. ISBN 978-90-277-1858-7
  3. Yemen bomb blast kills four, BBC News (August 4, 1999)
    Yemen minister says market blast non-political, Republic of Yemen TV (August 7, 1999)
    Yemen: Interior minister says cause of San'a blast strictly criminal, Republic of Yemen TV (August 7, 1999)
    Yemeni official criticizes British stance on Islamists, Al-Sharq al-Awsat (August 18, 1999)
  4. Grenade Attack in Kompong Cham Kills Five, Injures 25, Cambodia Daily (November 5, 2001)
    Local Official Arrested for Deadly Blast, Cambodia Daily (November 9, 2001)
    Five killed, 25 injured in grenade attack at dance, Associated Press (November 5, 2001)
    Police Blotter: 11 November, 2001, Phnom Penh Post (November 9, 2001)
  5. Drunken Colombian soldier kills five with grenade, Kingsport Daily News (August 30, 2005)
    Soldado mata a cinco personas con granada, La Prensa (August 30, 2005)
  6. Westermeyer, Joseph: On the Epidemicity of Amok Violence, in Archives of General Psychiatry, 1973, 28 (6): pp 873-876.
    – Westermeyer, Joseph: Sudden mass assault with grenade: An epidemic amok form from Laos in Simons, Ronald C. and Hughes, Charles C. (eds.) The Culture-bound syndromes: Folk illnesses of psychiatric and anthropological interest; D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1985. ISBN 978-90-277-1858-7
  7. Two killed, 34 injured in an attack on prayers in an Amran mosque, Yemen Times (August 24, 2003)
    Amran Mosque attacker’s trial starts, Yemen Times (September 3, 2003)
    Grenade attack in Yemen mosque kills two, injures more than 30 during Friday prayers, Associated Press (August 22, 2003)
  8. Grenade attack in Yemen, Independent Online (February 2, 2008)
    Yemen: Two die in university attack, albawaba.com (February 2, 2008)
    Yemen blast kills 2, injures 24, presstv.ir (February 2, 2008)
    Two Yemenis killed in bomb attack, yobserver.com (February 2, 2008)
    Bomb explosion kills Yemeni student, Saba News Agency (February 2, 2008)
    مقتل شخص وإصابة 24في حادث تفجير قنبلة بصنعاء, mayonews.net (February 2, 2008)
    الحكم بإعدام يمني ألقـى قنبلــة على حشــد طلابـي, alwaqt.com (April 22, 2008)
  9. Grenade injures 26 at Bosnia club, The Belfast Times (May 12, 2014)
    Velika Kladuša: Emira Rakina fizički maltretirali pa bacio bombu?, Radio Sarajevo (May 11, 2012)
    Velika Kladuša: Napadač će danas biti predat Tužilaštvu, Radio Sarajevo (May 12, 2014)
    Emir Pajazetović aktivirao bombu u Disco klubu „EX“, Buka (May 11, 2014)
  10. Suicidal farmer firebombs hurt students, China Daily (January 16, 2006)
    Wounded in E. China intentional injury incident all in stable condition, eastday.com (January 16, 2006)
    男子教室投掷汽油瓶后自杀 24师生不同程度受伤, Sina.com (January 16, 2006)
  11. Japanese student throws homemade bomb into classroom, injuring 58, Kosciusko County Times-Union (June 10, 2005)
    Japan school bomb fuels internet fears, The Guardian (June 13, 2005)
    Bomb tossed at specific student, The Japan Times (June 12, 2005)
    山口・光高校爆発事件
    Japanese police question student who injured 58, The Star (June 11, 2005)
  12. Insulted negro gets 40 years, The Spokesman-Review (July 27, 1956)
    Grenade hurts 17 in night club row, Spokane Daily Chronicle (June 18, 1956)
    U.S. Soldier Held in Munich, The New York Times (June 19, 1956)
    G.I. tosses grenade in bar, gets 40 years, The New York Times (July 27, 1956)
    Grenade-tossing GI gets 40-year term, The Afro American (August 4, 1956)
  13. 15 hurt in foiled hijack of Syria-bound plane, Lakeland Ledger (July 6, 2000)
    Jordanian guards foil hijack attempt, Bangor Daily News (July 6, 2000)
    Hijacker killed after throwing grenade, The Spokesman-Review (July 5, 2000)
    Jordanian jetliner highjacking is foiled, Reading Eagle (July 6, 2000)
    Hijacker Hid Weapons in Kids' Bags, Associated Press (July 6, 2000)<
    New Castle woman hurt in highjack try, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (July 7, 2000)
    In-flight incident triggers lawsuit by New Castle family, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (July 9, 2002)
  14. Bomba explode em templo da Igreja Universal no Rio, Folha de S.Paulo (September 17, 2000)
    Bomba em templo da Universal teria sido jogada por vizinhos, Folha de S.Paulo (September 17, 2000)
    Bomba explode em templo da Universal e fere 12 fiéis, Folha de Londrina (September 18, 2000)
    Bomba caseira explode em igreja e fere 12 fiéis, Jornal do Brasil (September 18, 2000)
    – Bomba caseira explode em templo e deixa 13 feridos, Folha de S.Paulo (September 18, 2000)
    – Bomba caseira explode no telhado de templo da Igreja Universal e deixa 13 feridos, Folha de S.Paulo (September 18, 2000)
    departamento de taquigrafia, revisão e redação 1, Câmara dos Deputados - DETAQ (September 19, 2000)
    Bomba, O Fluminense (September 29, 2000)


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