Incident Summary:

05/01/2013: An explosive device detonated in a crowded market in Makhachkala city, Dagestan republic, Russia. Two people were killed and two more people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Balakhani Group.




Eastern Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bomb made with a steel pipe and concealed in a cardboard box was 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Balakhani Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Chechnya Campaign," Russia & CIS Military Weekly, December 22, 2017.
"Fatal Bomb Blast In Daghestan," Radio Free Europe, May 1, 2013.
"Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Daghestani Shopping Area," Albuquerque Express, May 1, 2013.