Incident Summary:

03/30/2011: On Wednesday, on Irachi Kazak Street, Makhachkala, North Caucasus, Dagestan, Russia, unidentified militants planted an improvised explosive device under a car in a residential area. Police defused the bomb, preventing any casualties or damages from taking place. The device was based on two blocks of TNT. No group claimed responsibility for the attempted attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place on Irachi Kazak Street in Makhachkala, North Caucasus, Dagestan, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was 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
Additional Information It is unknown if civilians were the primary target of this attack.
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
Jane’s Intelligence, “Security Forces Defuse IED in Russia's Makhachkala,” Terrorism Watch Report, Interfax, April 1, 2011.
Russia & CIS General Newswire, “Bomb Planted Under Car in Makhachkala Destroyed,” LexisNexis Academic, Russia & CIS General Newswire, March 31, 2011.
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, “Policeman, Serviceman Killed in Incidents in Russia's North Caucasus,” LexisNexis Academic, Interfax, March 31, 2011.