Incident Summary:

12/31/2010: On Friday night at 0130, in Untsukulskiy District, Dagestan, Russia, unknown gunmen with automatic rifles fired at Magomedrasul Makachyev, the acting chief of the Criminal Seach Bureau for the Untsukulskiy District ROVD, while he was at his home. Makachyev died from eight bullet wounds received during the attack. No damages were reported and no group claimed responsibility.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred at a private residence in Untsukulskiy District, Dagestan, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Untsukulskiy Law Enforcement
Specific Description The Chief of the Criminal Search Bureau
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown automatic firearms 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch, "Fighters Kill ROVD Police Chief," Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch, January 1, 2011,
Russia & CIS General Newswire, "High-ranking Police Officer Killed in Dagestan," LexisNexis Academic, Russia & CIS General Newswire, January 1, 2011.
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, "Policeman Killed in Russia's Dagestan, Two Servicemen Wounded in Chechnya," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, January 1, 2011.