Incident Summary:

08/19/2012: A suicide bomber detonated explosives at the funeral of a police officer in Sagopshi village, Ingushetia republic, Russia. In addition to the bomber, seven police officers were killed and 15 people injured in the blast. Caucasus Emirate claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201208190004

When:
2012-08-19

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ingushetia

City:
Sagopshi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Russian Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Sources provide conflicting casualty counts.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Emirate Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Russia blames feared Islamist for suicide strike," Agence France Presse -- English, August 21, 2012.
"Suicide bomber kills 7 Russian policemen," Associated Press Online, August 19, 2012.
"Bomber kills 7 Russian policemen at funeral," Associated Press Online, August 19, 2012.