Incident Summary:

06/25/2001: An assassination attempt on Petros Makeyan, the Democratic Fatherland political party leader, failed after a gunman shot at Makeyan with a revolver at his home in Panik, Shirak region, Armenia, around 2:00am. Makeyan was not wounded in the attack, although it was thought that the shooter was a professional who planned out the attack in advance. Makeyan had received death threats prior to the attempt on his life.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
A residence in the village of Panik and the region of Shirak

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Democratic Fatherland political party
Specific Description Petros Makeyan
Nationality of Target Armenia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
One source describes the weapon as a TT revolver.
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 1
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
"Political motives behind assassination attempt on Armenian party leader," Noyan Tapan News Agency, June 27, 2001.
"Armenia-party-leader-assassination attempt on life of head of 'Democratic Fatherland' party Petros…," SNARK News Agency, June 26, 2001.