Incident Summary:

01/08/2014: An explosive device planted in a vehicle detonated as police officials approached it in Tambuktan village, Stavropol Krai, Russia. A body was in the vehicle. No one was injured in the blast. This was one of two incidents in which dead bodies were found in explosives-laden vehicles in Stavropol Krai on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, experts suspected that Caucasus Emirate was involved.

GTD ID:
201401080006

When:
2014-01-08

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Stavropol

City:
Tambuktan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Russian Police
Specific Description Officers
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Emirate (suspected) No
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
"Russia hunts shooting suspects," BBC, January 9, 2014.
"Security alert in southern Russia after five bodies found," Reuters, January 9, 2014.
"Russia Hunts for Suspects in Six Killings Near Olympic Host City," Bloomberg, January 10, 2014.