Incident Summary:

05/20/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside of a court bailiffs' building in Makhachkala city, Republic of Dagestan, Russia. The explosion resulted in no casualties. This was one of two explosives-packed vehicles to detonate at the same location within a few minutes; the second explosion targeted first responders. The Caucasus Emirate claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201305200004

When:
2013-05-20

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dagestan

City:
Makhachkala

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Russia
Specific Description Court Baliffs Service Headquarters
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Emirate Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
"Car bomb blast kills 8 in Dagestan," CNN, May 20, 2013.
"Car bombs kill eight in Dagestan," NEWS.com.au, May 20, 2013.
"Three killed, over ten injured in twin terror attacks in Dagestan - police," Interfax, May 20, 2013.