Incident Summary:

12/24/2005: Kyrgyzstan’s Interior Minister Murat Sutalinov blamed ‘international terror organizations’ for the bombing of the conference hall in the city of Osh’s regional administration building. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Kyrgyzstan Government
Specific Description Kyrgyzstan Government in Osh, Political Education Building
Nationality of Target Kyrgyzstan
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
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
The first source, Moscow Interfax, stated that an 'explosive device' was used. The last source, Moscow Interfax, stated that a 'remote-control' bomb was suspected.
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 A Kyrgyzstan official stated that he suspected international terrorists for committing this act, but this may have been a political move to deflect the possibility that it was homegrown terrorists who opposed the government.
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Kyrgyzstan: Government Source Says Terrorism Most Likely Caused Osh Blast,” Moscow Interfax, December 24, 2005.
“Explosion Hits Regional State Office in South Kyrgyzstan,” Moscow Interfax, December 24, 2005.
“Kyrgyzstan: Minister Blames International Terrorists for Osh Explosion,” Moscow Interfax, December 26, 2005.