Incident Summary:

08/22/2008: On Friday, in Baku, Baki, Azerbaijan, an improvised explosive device exploded at a transformer station when Bakielektrikshabaka electrical workers attempted to install a new transformer, killing two employees, wounding three others, and damaging the building. No group claimed responsibility, although authorities believed the Forest Brothers were responsible.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The bombing occurred at a transformer station in Baku, Baki, Azerbaijan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilian electrical workers
Nationality of Target Azerbaijan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was 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
Forest Brothers (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Itar Tass News Agency (Russian Federation), "Two Die, Two Injured in Baku Substation Blast," LexisNexis Academic, Itar Tass News Agency (Russian Federation), August 22, 2008.
National Counterterrorism Center, "Two Civilians Killed, Three Others Wounded in IED Attack by Suspected Forest Brothers in Baku, Baki, Azerbaijan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 19, 2010.