The Taipei City government has declared a state of emergency for three days after terrorists attacked a Taiwanese military base in central Taiwan.
The government said Tuesday that the attack on the Joint Expeditionary Force headquarters was an act of terror.
The military base, in the central Taipei suburb of Mokkou, was attacked late on Saturday night.
The attackers used suicide bombers and car bombs to blow up a large part of the compound, which was home to nearly 100,000 troops and their families.
The area around the base is considered one of Taiwan’s most dangerous.
Taipei Mayor Lin Chuan, who is a top cabinet member in the government, said Tuesday the attack was a “new and unprecedented threat to the security and stability of Taiwan.”
He said the attack would have been “catastrophic” for the island nation.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has said she will “continue to work with the government to ensure the safety of the Taiwanese people and security of our soldiers.”