Incident Summary:

05/06/2011: On Friday, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, a school security guard located a homemade device in the courtyard of the 20th school. Police were notified, who determined the device was a bomb, and then called the State National Security Committee for a bomb disposal expert. The device was found to weigh about one kilogram, and was made from a paint can filled with explosives, nuts, bolts, and screws. Bomb disposal officers were able to disarm the device without incident, resulting in damages or casualties. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident. Police arrested one person suggested of planting the bomb on 05/12/2011.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place at a school in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity
Specific Description A school
Nationality of Target Kyrgyzstan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A one kilogram improvised explosive device consisting of a paint can that was filled with explosives, nuts, bolts, and screws 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
Times of Central Asia, “Suspect Held for Attempted Bombing of Kyrgyz School,” LexisNexis Academic, Times of Central Asia, May 14, 2011.
Zhang Xiang, “Kyrgyzstan Arrests Man Suspected of Bomb Attack,” Xinhua News Agency, May 13, 2011,