Incident Summary:

02/26/2014: Assailants attacked border police guards in Mary province, Turkmenistan. Three security officers were killed and two were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Taliban members who crossed over from Afghanistan. The Taliban denied responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201402260026

When:
2014-02-26

Country:
Turkmenistan

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mary

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Turkmen Border Troops
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Turkmenistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Taliban No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Afghan Taliban Militants Reportedly Kill Three Turkmen Border Guards," Radio Free Europe, February 28, 2014."
"Afghanistan: Taliban Deny Killing of Turkmenistan Border Security Forces," Pajhwok Afghan News, March 1, 2014."
"Afghanistan: Taliban militants kills 3 border guards of Turkmenistan," Khaama Press, February 27, 2014."