Incident Summary:

07/28/2012: Three assailants attacked a police patrol vehicle on Bekmakhanov Street in Almaty city, Almaty province, Kazakhstan. Two police officers were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201207280003

When:
2012-07-28

Country:
Kazakhstan

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Almaty

City:
Almaty

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kazakhstan Police
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Kazakhstan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Policeman injured in attack dies at Almaty hospital," Russia & CIS Military Newswire, July 31, 2012."
"Policemen wounded by gunmen dies in Almaty," Interfax: Kazakhstan General Newswire, July 31, 2012."
"Kazakhstan kills six suspected militants: police," Agence France Presse, July 30, 2012."