Incident Summary:

10/21/2013: A suicide bomber, identified as Naida Asiyalova, detonated an explosive device on a city bus near Volgograd city, Volgograd oblast, Russia. In addition to the assailant at least five people were killed and at least 20 others were injured as a result of the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Rusavtobus
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Russia
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber riding on a bus equipped with an explosive belt was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bus Bomb Kills 5 in Russia's Volgograd, Terror Suspected," Sofia News Agency, October 21, 2013."
"Husband 'prepared' Russian bomber for fatal bus attack: report," Agence France Presse -- English, October 22, 2013."
"Female suicide bomber is Russia bus blast suspect,", October 21, 2013."