Incident Summary:

07/31/2008: On Thursday night at 2320 in Elbrus, Kabardino Balkariya, Russia, an OVD police officer and his wife were attacked and injured by gunfire while driving home. There were no claims of responsibility.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Kabardino Balkariya


Location Details:
The incident took place in Elbrus.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was an OVD police officer.
Nationality of Target Russia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The second target was the OVD police officer's wife.
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Handguns were used in the attack.
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
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
RETWA, "Police Inspector and Wife Wounded in Ambush," Russia Eruasian Terror Watch,
Lexis Nexis, "Russia: Serviceman, Civilians Killed, Others Injured in Southern Republics," BBC Worldwide Monitoring, August 1st, 2008.