Incident Summary:

05/26/2009: On Tuesday afternoon at about 1400, in Andijon, Andijon, Uzbekistan, a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device on Fitrat Street, killing one police officer and wounding three civilians. Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) claimed responsibility.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place on Fitrat Street, Andijon, Andihon, Uzbekistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Andijon Law Enforcement
Specific Description An Uzbek police officer was targeted
Nationality of Target Uzbekistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
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 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Natioanl Counterrorism Center, "One Police Officer Killed, Three Civilians Wounded in Suicide IED Attack by IJU in Andijon, Andijon, Uzbekistan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 05, 2010.
BBC Monitoring Central Asia, "Man Blows Himself Up in Uzbek Eastern town Killing Policeman," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Central Asia, May 26, 2009.