Incident Summary:

05/13/2005: Thousands of armed protestors stormed a jail in an effort to free 23 members of the Akramia religious group in Andijan, Uzbekistan. At least nine people were killed and numerous others were injured in the incident. The government of Uzbekistan believed that the Akamia religious group was in contact with the outlawed, radical Islamic party Hizb-ut-Tahrir. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Uzbekistan Prison System
Specific Description A prison in Andijon
Nationality of Target Uzbekistan
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 34 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 34
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Bagila Bukharbayeva, “Nine Killed, 34 Wounded in Clashes in Eastern Uzbekistan,” The Associated Press, May 13, 2005.
“Uzbekistani Security Forces Storm School; Arrest, Kill Andijon ‘Guerillas’,” Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, May 13, 2005.
“AFP: Witnesses Claim as Many as 200 Killed in Uzbek City,” Agence France Presse, May 14, 2005.