Incident Summary:

12/6/2011: The home of the South Ossetian prosecutor general Taymuraz Khugayev was targeted by unknown individuals in Ts'khinvali, South Ossetia, Georgia. A grenade launcher fired an explosive at the home early in the morning while the prosecutor, his wife, and his two children were home. No one was injured, but the windows were blown out and a 30-cm hole was left in a wall of the home. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:

South Ossetia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity South Ossetian prosecutor general
Specific Description Taymuraz Khugayev
Nationality of Target Georgia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
The weapon is listed as a grenade launcher
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
"Georgia: South Ossetian prosecutor's house comes under fire," BBC, December 6, 2011.
"Grenade attack escalates South Ossetia crisis," Agence France Presse, December 6, 2011.