Incident Summary:

07/31/2008: On Thursday evening, Islam Ibragimov, the head of the department of Makhachkala's land management committee, was gunned down by a masked individual outside his home in Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place outside victim's home at No. 27, Nasrutdinov Prospekt Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Makhachkala government.
Specific Description Islam Ibragimov, the chief of the land management committee of the Makhachkala city government
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms 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 1
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Government Employee Killed in Armed Attack in Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia", Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 20, 2010.
Russia & CIS Military Newswire, "City Hall Official Gunned Down on Makhachkala," LexisNexis Academic, Russia & CIS Military Newswire, August 1, 2008.
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, "Russia: Serviceman, Civilians Killed, Others Injured in Southern Republics," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, August 1, 2008.