Incident Summary:

09/28/2001: An unknown group attacked the traffic police post number 718 on the ninth kilometer of the Zaqatala-Balakan road in Zaqatala District, Azerbaijan. They used grenades and assault rifles, wounding one person and damaging six cars. One of the perpetrators was killed in the attack as well. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
This incident occurred on the ninth kilometer of the Zaqatala-Balakan road in Zaqatala District.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Azerbaijan Police
Specific Description Police post 718 in Azerbaijan on the Zaqatala-Balakan road in Zaqatala District.
Nationality of Target Azerbaijan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Explosives Grenade
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 dead body of Anvar Osmanov, a resident of Katex village, an assault rifle and one large-calibre fire arm owned by the criminals was found at the scene.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"One Dead in Attack on Police Checkpoint in Northern Azerbaijan,” Azerbaijani TV 1, September 29, 2001.