Incident Summary:

08/27/2013: Gunmen opened fire on the vehicle of Akhmed Kotiev in Nizhniye Achaluki town, Ingushetia republic, Russia. Kotiev, the head of the Ingushetia Security Council, was killed in the attack along with his driver. The Vilayat Galgayche (Ingushetia) section of Caucasus Emirate claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that Kotiev was targeted because he was the head of an organization which was waging a war against Islam.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Nizhniye Achaluki

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Ingushetia Security Council
Specific Description Secretary: Akhmed Kotiev
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An automatic weapon 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Emirate Vilayat Galgayche 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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Top Ingushetia security official killed in attack: reports," Agence France Presse -- English, August 27, 2013.
"Senior security official shot dead in Russia's North Caucasus," Reuters, August 27, 2013.
"Ingushetia's Security Council Chief killed in armed assault," Azeri-Press news agency (APA), August 27, 2013.