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
Burt Herman, “Explosions, 19 deaths blamed on,” Ventura County Star, March 30, 2004.
“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.