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ⓘ List of rampage killers (religious, political, or ethnic crimes in Asia)




                                     

ⓘ List of rampage killers (religious, political, or ethnic crimes in Asia)

This section of the List of rampage killers contains those cases that occurred in Asia.

This section of the list of rampage killers contains mass murders, committed by lone wolf perpetrators, that have a foremost religious, political or racial background in Asia.

A rampage killer has been defined as follows:

A rampage involves the attempted killing of multiple persons least partly in public space by a single physically present perpetrator using potentially deadly weapons in a single event without any cooling-off period.

This list should contain every case with at least one of the following features:

  • Rampage killings with at least 4 people killed and least ten victims overall dead plus injured
  • Rampage killings with 6 or more dead
  • Rampage killings with at least 2 people killed and least 12 victims overall dead plus injured
  • An incidence of rampage killing shall not be included in this list if it does not include at least two people killed.
  • In all cases the perpetrators are not counted among those killed or injured.

All abbreviations used in the table are explained below.

                                     

1. Abbreviations and footnotes

The W-column gives a basic description of the weapons used in the murders

F – Firearms and other ranged weapons, especially rifles and handguns, but also bows and crossbows, grenade launchers, flamethrowers, or slingshots M – Melee weapons, like knives, swords, spears, machetes, axes, clubs, rods, rocks, or bare hands O – Any other weapons, such as bombs, hand grenades, Molotov cocktails, poison and poisonous gas, as well as vehicle and arson attacks A – indicates that an arson attack was the only other weapon used V – indicates that a vehicle was the only other weapon used E – indicates that explosives of any sort were the only other weapon used P – indicates that an anaesthetising or deadly substance of any kind was the only other weapon used includes poisonous gas

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