Incident Summary:

12/09/1999: Rizvan Chitigov exploded a tank containing Chlorine/Ammonia near Russian troops in Grozny, Chechnya. No injuries were reported in the incident.

GTD ID:
199912090002

When:
1999-12-09

Country:
Russia

Region:
USSR & the Newly Independent States (NIS)

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Chechnya (Occupied Territory)

City:
Grozny

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Russian Government
Specific Description Russian government troops operating in Grozny, Chechnya.
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical
Weapon Details
Chlorine/Ammonia
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?Unknown
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Information
Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Chechen Rebels Said to Release Toxic Substances in Grozny,” Interfax, December 10, 1999.
“Moscow Accuses Chechens of Chemical Explosion in Grozny,” Agence France Press, December 10, 1999.
“Russian TV Looks at Threat of Chemical Terrorism in Chechnya,” RTR TV in Russian, January 19, 2003.