Incident Summary:

04/09/2001: Chechen militants attacked a Russian convoy at a forest belt, near the settlement of Zakan-Yurt, in the Urus-Martanovskiy District. According to the Chechens, the attack claimed the lives of at least 14 Russian soldiers.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Zakan-Yurt

Location Details:
The attack took place near the settlement of Zakan-Yurt.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Russian Armed Forces
Specific Description A Russian army convoy in the forest belt of the Urus- Martanovskiy District
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The Chechens reported to have blew up a vehicle, shelled the convoy, and shot at the convoy.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Special Purpose Islamic Regiment (SPIR) Commander Arbi Barayev Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Chechen web site reports 14 Russians killed in recent attacks,” Chechenpress, April 9, 2001.
“Chechen fighters kill 17 Russian soldiers in several operations,” Kavkaz-Tsentr News Agency, April 9, 2001.