Incident Summary:

01/24/2011: On Monday afternoon, in Moscow, Russian Republic, Russia, a suicide bomber detonated himself in the arrival zone of the Domodedovo Airport and killed 37 people, including eight foreigners from Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Great Britain, and wounding about 168, including nine foreigners from Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Germany, Slovakia, France and Italy, as well as two Nigerians. The attack caused an unknown amount of property damage to the airport. The suicide bomber was identified as 20-year-old Magomed Yevloyev, from the village of Ali-Yurt in the Nazranovsky District of Ingushetia, Russia. Doku Umarov, leader of the Dagestan Front of the Caucasus Emirate, claimed responsibility, stating he ordered the attack. Several individuals from Magomed Yevloyev's home state are suspected of assisting in the bombing. Those individuals include Akhmed Aushev, Akhmed Yevloyev, Fatima Yevloyev, Movsar Tsurov, Adam Ganizhyev, Boris Bagatyryev, Islam Yevloyeva, and Timur Yaniyev.

GTD ID:
201101240016

When:
2011-01-24

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Moscow Oblast

City:
Domodedovo

Location Details:
The attack took place at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Domodedovo Airport
Specific Description Civilians at Domodedovo Airport
Nationality of Target Russia
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Domodedovo Airport
Specific Description Civilians at Domodedovo Airport were targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Kyrgyzstan
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Domodedovo Airport
Specific Description Civilians at Domodedovo Airport were targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
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
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
Additional Information Foreign nationals from Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Great Britain were also targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Emirate Dagestan Front of the Caucasus Emirate Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 38 Fatalities / 168 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 38
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 168
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Voice of America, James Brooke, "Moscow Airport Bomber from Russia's Muslim South," http://www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Russian-Media-Identify-Airport-Bomber-115295644.html (February 4, 2011)."
"St. Petersburg Times, "Umarov Claims Responsibility for Bombing," St. Petersburg Times, February 9, 2011, http://www.sptimes.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=33516."
"Reuters, "Three Arrested in Connection with Moscow Bomb-Media," Itar Tass News Agency, February 9, 2011, http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/three-arrested-in-connection-with-moscow-bomb-media/."