Incident Summary:

05/24/2014: Assailants threw a grenade and opened fire on the State Committee for National Security Headquarters in Khorugh city, Gorno-Badakhshan province, Tajikistan. At least one assailant was killed and two others were wounded in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201405240181

When:
2014-05-24

Country:
Tajikistan

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gorno-Badakhshan

City:
Khorugh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity State Committee for National Security
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Grenades, Kalashnikov machine-gun, and a Makarov pistol were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
Sources
"Tajikistan province calms down after deadly clashes," Interfax, May 26, 2014.
"Report calls for fair investigation of unrest in Tajik east," Imruz News, May 29, 2014.