Incident Summary:

05/13/1998: Chechen Deputy Prosecutor General Mogomed Magomayev's convoy was targeted by a remote-controlled bomb buried in the road that led to his office in downtown Grozny, Chechnya, Russia. It was believed that the attack was carried out by Chechen rebels, was in response to the work by the prosecutor's task force, which was investigating the kidnapping of the Russian presidential envoy to Chechnya. Mr. Magomayev was not injured, but four passengers in a car near the intended target were killed.




Eastern Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Russian Prosecutor's Office
Specific Description Chechen Deputy Prosecutor-General Magomed Magomadov
Nationality of Target Russia
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
Explosives Remote Trigger
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
Additional Information The first deputy director of Chechnya's security service, Magomed Koriyev, told Interfax that terrorists obviously tried to kill Magomadov.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Chechen Rebels (suspected) Commander Ibn al-Khattab No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
“Official says Groznyy bombers tried to kill deputy prosecutor-general,” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, May 15, 1998.
“Chechen Prosecutor Links Attack on Him to Russian Envoy Case,” Interfax Russian News, May 14, 1998.
“Four killed in central Grozny blast,” Agence France Presse, May 13, 1998.