Incident Summary:

07/15/1998: The White Legion (Georgia) and the Forest Brothers were suspected of using a remote-controlled bomb to blow up a cart carrying villagers in the village of Sid, Georgia. Eight civilians were killed and two were wounded in this attack.

GTD ID:
199807150002

When:
1998-07-15

Country:
Georgia

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Abkhazia

City:
Sida

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Citizens of Sid
Nationality of Target Georgia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Forest Brothers (suspected) No
White Legion (Georgia) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Death Toll from Blast in Abkhazia Increases to Eight,” Interfax, July 15, 1998.
“Georgian Security Disclaims Blame for Abkhazia Blasts,” Tbilisi Kavkasia-Press, July 16, 1998.