Incident Summary:

05/26/2009: On Tuesday morning, in Khonobod, Andijon, Uzbekistan, assailants fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms at a police station, killing one police officer, wounding three others, and causing minor damage to the police station. Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred at a police station in Khonobod.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Khonobod Law Enforcement
Specific Description The target of the attack was a police station.
Nationality of Target Uzbekistan
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades and small arms 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
Islamic Jihad Union (Uzbekistan) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
BBC Monitoring Central Asia Unit, "Islamic Jihad Group Claims Responsibility For Uzbek Attacks- Fuller," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Central Asia Unit, May 27, 2009.