Incident Summary:

11/14/2007: A guard was killed at the Tajik presidential palace in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, when he touched a plastic bag full of explosives outside the palace, causing its explosion. No group claimed responsibility in the attack.

GTD ID:
200711140012

When:
2007-11-14

Country:
Tajikistan

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dushanbe

City:
Dushanbe

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Tajik Presidential Palace
Specific Description Guard
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Pressure Trigger
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 The explosion coincided with ceremonies marking the President's ascent to power after a five year civil war between the President's secular government and a mostly Islamic opposition.
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Guard at Tajik presidential palace killed in explosion," Associated Press Worldstream, November 15, 2007.
Akbar Borisov, "One dead in blast near Tajik presidential palace," Agence France Presse, November 14, 2007.
"Dushanbe blast is terrorist attack - prosecutor," Central Asia General Newswire, November 14, 2007.