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
"Unknown attack on police station in Atyrau, Kazakhstan," Time Times of Central Asia, September 17, 2012."
"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."