Incident Summary:

02/23/2011: On Wednesday evening, in Tbilisi, Georgia, Georgia, police discovered three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the Imedi Television Station building, which were meant to target the employees. Police were able to locate the IEDs based on information obtained from an individual identified as Gogity Arkania, in custody for links to a separate incident. One IED was found next to the building's parking lot, and the other in a metal container 10 -15 meters from the door of the station. The third IED was located in a unspecified location. Police sappers were able to disarm the devices before detonation could occur. No casualties or damages were reported and no group has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack.




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Location Details:
The attempted attack took place outside of the Imedi Television station building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Georgia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Imedi Television Station
Specific Description Imedi Television Station employees
Nationality of Target Georgia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Three improvised explosive devices were used in the attempted bombing.
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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, "23-Feb-2011 Two Bombs Disabled in Tbilisi," Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch, February 23, 2011,
N.Kirtzkhalia, "Georgian Police Finalizes Demining Activities at Imedi TV Channel," LexisNexis Academic, Trend News Agency, February 24, 2011.