Incident Summary:

03/29/2004: Four people were killed and around 20 injured by two female suicide bombers at the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Authorities blamed the Islamic militants for the incident.

GTD ID:
200403290004

When:
2004-03-29

Country:
Uzbekistan

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tashkent (Capital City)

City:
Tashkent

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate civilians at a children's store and bus stop at the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Nationality of Target Uzbekistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Female suicide bombers carried out the attack with unspecified explosives.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Clashes kill at least 23 in Uzbekistan,” The York Dispatch, March 30, 2004.
Seth Mydans, “19 Killed in Uzbekistan; Terrorism Blamed,” New York Times, March 30, 2004.
Burt Herman, “Explosions, 19 deaths blamed on,” Ventura County Star, March 30, 2004.