Incident Summary:

08/22/2012: Assailants detonated a grenade and opened fire on Imomnazar Imomnazarov at his residence in Khorog town, Shughnon district, Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous province, Tajikistan. Imomnazarov, a former Tajik opposition commander, was killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Former Militant Commander: Imomnazar Imomnazarov
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
Additional Information Civilians rioted following the attack, stating that a peace agreement had been broken. Some sources blamed the government for the incident; government officials denied having any involvement.
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Unexplained Killing of Former Commander in Eastern Tajikistan Triggers Protests," IHS Global Insight Daily Analysis, August 23, 2012.
"Imomnazarov killed in grenade blast, says Tajik chief prosecutor's office," Asia-PLUS Daily Blitz, August 23, 2012.
"Former Tajik Opposition Field Commander Killed In Badakhshan," Radio Free Europe Documents and Publications, August 22, 2012.