Incident Summary:

8/30/2000: A bomb exploded in basement of the home of Gagik Dzhangirian, Armenia's military prosecutor, in Yerevan, Armenia. No one was hurt in the explosion but the house suffered minor damage. Dzhangirian had led an investigation of the killing of the Prime Minister and other government officials by gunmen claiming that the government was corrupt. The investigation had just finished and been handed over to the court to begin trial. An unknown group claimed that Dzhangirian had botched the investigation and threatened to seek revenge on Dzhangirian. However, no group claimed responsibility for the bombing of Dzhangirian's home.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In the home of the military prosecutor in Yerevan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Public attorney
Specific Description Gagik Dzhangirian, an Armenian military prosecutor
Nationality of Target Armenia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Explosion rips through Armenian prosecutor's home, no one hurt," Associated Press, August 30, 2000.
"The explosion in the house of military prosecutor of Armenia," ARKA Political Information, August 30, 2000.
"Investigation will clarify reason of explosion in Armenia's military prosecutor's house," SNARK News Agency, August 31, 2000.