Incident Summary:

04/18/2002: A bomb was detonated near a transport vehicle carrying members of the Chechen special-purpose militant unit. 17 servicemen were killed and approximately 5 were injured. No group has claimed responsibility, but government leaders suspect Zelimkhan Akhmadov.

GTD ID:
200204180001

When:
2002-04-18

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Chechnya

City:
Grozny

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Chechen military police
Specific Description Special-Purspoes Unit (OMUN)
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Grozny Jamaat Commander Zelimkhan Akmadov No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 17 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Chechen official says 17 killed in today's terrorist acts," BBC Monitoring International Reports, 04/18/2002.
Said Isayev, "Putin expresses condolence to families of killed policemen," ITAR-TASS, 04/23/2002.