Incident Summary:

03/27/2014: An explosive device planted in the vehicle of Ruslan Abasov detonated in Tokmok city, Chuy province, Kyrgyzstan. Abasov, a kickboxing champion, was killed and his wife was wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Kickboxer: Ruslan Abasov
Nationality of Target Kyrgyzstan
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosive-laden SUV 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bomb blast kills kickboxing champion in Kyrgyzstan," Azeri-Press Information Agency, March 27, 2014.
"Prominent Kyrgyz Kickboxer Dies In Apparent Assassination," Radio Free Europe, March 27, 2014.
"Prominent Kyrgyz Kickboxer Dies In Car Blast," KirTAG, March 27, 2014.