Incident Summary:

07/26/2009: On Sunday, on Tealtralnaya Square in Grozny/Groznenskiy, Chechnya, Russia, a suicide bomber killed six civilians and wounded ten others. Rustam Mukhadiyev, who was responsible for the attack, was reportedly prepared by Aleksandr Tikhomirov, a NVF group member. It is unknown if the attack caused any property damage.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Tealtralnaya Square in Grozny/Groznenskiy, Chechnya, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians were targeted in the bombing.
Nationality of Target Russia
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/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
It is unknown if weapons were 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
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch, "Alexandr Tikhomirov Organized the Grozny Suicide Attack ", Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch, July 30, 2009.
New York Times (NY), "6 in Crowd Killed as Suicide Bomber Strikes Outside Theater in Chechen Capital," LexisNexis Academic, New York Times (NY), July 27, 2009.
Russia & CIS Military Newswire, "Terrorist Ideologist said Buryatsky Trained Grozny Suicide Bomber - Kadyrov," Russia & CIS Military Newswire, July 30, 2009.