Incident Summary:

02/19/2011: On Saturday evening at 1940, on Prospekt Lenina, near the Vostok theater, in Nalchik, Kabardino Balkariya, Russia, one police officer was killed and another was wounded when suspected Caucasus Emirate militants fired upon their vehicle causing an unknown amount of peropty damage. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Kabardino Balkariya


Location Details:
The attack occurred on Prospekt Lenina near the Vostok theater in Nalchik, Kabardino Balkariya, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Nalchik Law Enforcement
Specific Description Police officers
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown 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
Caucasus Emirate (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane's Intelligence, "Suspected Caucasus Emirate Militants Kill Police Officer in Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria," Terrorism Watch Report, RIA Novosti, February 22, 2011.
Alexei Anishchuk, "Russia Tighten Caucasus Security, Three Bombs Defused," Reuters, February 20, 2011,
Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch, "Policeman Dead, Second Wounded in Attack," Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch, February 19, 2011,