Incident Summary:

09/09/2010: On Thursday morning around 1130, in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, Russia, a suicide bomber in a Volga car detonated his vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in the Vladikavkaz market. The blast killed 18 people including the bomber, and injured 173 others. Three nearby buildings and three parked vehicles were damaged. Isa Khashagulgov has been named as the organizer of the attack, by the FSB's director Aleksandr Bortnikov. Riyad us-Saliheyn Martyrs' Brigade of the Caucasus Emirate claimed responsibility.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Ossetia


Location Details:
The attack occurred at the Vladikavkaz market in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A vehicle borne 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
Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 173 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 173
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Press TV, "Car Bomb Kills 16 in Russia's N. Ossetia," (September 9, 2010)."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Seventeen Civilians, One Child Killed, 140 Others Wounded in Suicide VBIED Attack by Caucasus Emirate in Vladikavkaz, Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya, Russia ," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 1, 2011."