Incident Summary:

02/16/2014: A grenade detonated in front of Boris Chochiev's house in Shida Kartli, Georgia. Chochiev, the head of the presidential administration, was unharmed but the house sustained minor damage. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:

Shida Kartli


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the autonomous South Ossestia region.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of South Ossetia
Specific Description Head of Presidential Administration: Boris Chochiev
Nationality of Target Georgia
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
A hand grenade was thrown 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 Claimed Responsibility
Unknown 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
"A South Ossetia official's home was attacked with a hand grenade early Sunday, local officials said, but no injuries occurred.,", February 16, 2014.
"South Ossetia Looking for Bombers of Presidential Aide's House," Interfax, February 16, 2014.
"South Ossetia official's home attacked with grenade, no injuries," Big News Network, February 16, 2014.