Incident Summary:

08/06/2000: A car bomb killed two Chechen girls and wounded three others when it exploded in Khasavyurt, Dagestan. The powerful explosion amounted to 8 kg of TNT, and severely damaged private apartment buildings in the vicinity, the Khasavyurt's library, Sberbank, and the city's police station.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Dagestan (Republic)


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 Civilians in Khasavyurt, Dagestan
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Car Bomb planted in a Moskvich-2141, and equivalent power to 8 kg of TNT
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 crater left by the explosion was two meters in diameter and 50 cm deep.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Chechen Rebels (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Explosion Kills 2 Female Pedestrians in Dagestani Town,” Agence France Presse, August 6, 2000."
"Yuriy Safronov, Chechen Independence Day Marked By Car Bomb Explosion in Dagestan,” Kommersant, August 8, 2000."