Incident Summary:

03/31/2011: On Thursday morning at 0820, in Makhachkala, North Caucasus, Dagestan, Russia, an unidentified militant shot and killed an employee of the Internal Affairs Directorate, identified as Agabek Usmailov. The incident occurred outside of house Number Three on Ulitsa Soldatskay Street. The gunman is believed to have used a pistol in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for this incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Internal Affairs Directorate
Specific Description An employee of the Internal Affairs Directorate, identified as Agabek Usmailov,
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A pistol was believed to be 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 1
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
Jane’s Intelligence, “Unidentified Militants Kill Government Official in Russia's Makhachkala,” Terrorism Watch Report, Interfax, April 1, 2011.
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, “Police, Serviceman Killed in Incidents in Russia's North Caucasus,” LexisNexis Academic, Interfax, March 31, 2011.