Incident Summary:

06/18/2009: On Thursday night at about 2245, in Asadly, Calilabad, Azerbaijan, assailants threw grenades and fired at soldiers and border guards at a border checkpoint, killing one soldier, wounding two border guards and reportedly killing an unknown amount of civilians. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed the Forest Brothers were responsible.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Asadly, Jalilabad, Azerbaijan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Azerbaijani Military
Specific Description Soldiers and border guards at a border checkpoint
Nationality of Target Azerbaijan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms and grenades 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
Forest Brothers (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Soldier Killed, Two Border Guards Wounded in Grenade Attack by Suspected Forest Brothers in Asadly, Calilabad, Azerbaijan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, November 20, 2009.
BBC Monitoring Trans Caucasus Unit, "Azerbaijan: Soldier, Several Civilians Said Killed near Iranion Border," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Trans Caucasus Unit, June 19, 2009.