Incident Summary:

09/15/2012: Two assailants threw petrol bombs and opened fire at a police station in Atyrau city, Atyrau province, Kazakhstan. Two police officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201209150002

When:
2012-09-15

Country:
Kazakhstan

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Atyrau

City:
Atyrau

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 Police Station
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 Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail and a shotgun were 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 Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Operation against suspected police attackers under way outside Atyrau, Kazakhstan," Russia & CIS Military Newswire, September 21, 2012."
"Two policemen wounded during Atyrau night attacks, Interior Ministry," Kazakhstan General Newswire, September 17, 2012."
"Unknown attack on police station in Atyrau, Kazakhstan," Time Times of Central Asia, September 17, 2012."