Incident Summary:

09/14/2011: On Wednesday, in Argun, Chechnya, Russia, security forces discovered and defused a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) that was emplaced by suspected Chechen Rebel Groups' militants of Caucasus Emirate. The VBIED was placed outside of a mosque ran by an imam who spoke publicly against religious extremism. No damages or casualties resulted from the incident and Chechen rebel groups were suspected to be responsible.

GTD ID:
201109140006

When:
2011-09-14

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Chechnya

City:
Argun

Location Details:
The attempted attack took place outside of mosque in Argun, Chechnya, Russia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description Mosque was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A vehicle borne 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Emirate (suspected) Caucasus Front 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
Sources
Jane's Intelligence, "Security Forces Defuse Viable VBIED in Russia's Chechnya," Terrorism Watch Report, Kavkaz-uzel, September 15, 2011.
BBC Monitoring Trans Caucasus Unit, "Russia: Attempted Assault on Chechen Cleric Linked to His Activities - Police," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Trans Caucasus Unit, September 14, 2011.