Incident Summary:

08/17/2010: On Tuesday morning around 0930, in Prigorodny, North Ossetia, Russia, an unidentified suicide bomber detonated a belt packed with explosives near a police checkpoint, killing one police officer and wounding three others. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility, although the Karabulak gang was thought to be responsible. One suspect, Yusup Dzangiyev, has been detained in connection with the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Ossetia


Location Details:
The attack took place in Prigorodny, North Ossetia, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Prigorodny Law Enforcement
Specific Description Police officers
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device attached to a suicide bomber 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
Karabulak Gang (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 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Xinhua News Agency, "Police Officer Killed in Suicide Bombing in Russia's North Ossetia," Xinhua News Agency, August 17, 2010,
Denis Dyomkin, "Russian Leader Says to 'Eliminate' Cafe Attackers," Reuters, August 19, 2010,
Itar Tass News Agency, "Suspected Plotter of Vladikavkaz Terror Act Detained in Ingushetia," Itar Tass News Agency, November 18, 2010,