Incident Summary:

09/11/2001: Andranik Markarian, the Prime Minister's aide and a businessman, was killed by a grenade left at his front door around 9:15am in Yerevan, Armenia. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, sources thought it might be related to his business dealings.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
A residence in Yerevan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Aide to the Prime Minister of Armenia
Specific Description Andranik Markarian
Nationality of Target Armenia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Weapon Details
The grenade was thought to have been connected to his front door so that when he opened the door to leave in the morning, it would explode.
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 One of the sources says that Markarian's son was wounded in the explosion, while the other says that both his wife and son were not harmed.
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Armenia killing," Associated Press, September 11, 2001.
"Booby trap grenade kills senior aide to Armenian Prime Minister," EFE News Service, September 11, 2001.