Incident Summary:

09/04/2015: Assailants opened fire on police officers in Vahdat city, Dushanbe region, Tajikistan. This was one of two coordinated attacks in the area on the same day. At least four police officers were killed in the attack. Additionally, two assailants were killed, three assailants were injured, and five police officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to a group led by Abduhalim Nazarzoda.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Politsia
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty figures for this incident represent a division of the cumulative total of those killed and wounded across incidents (201509040052, 201509040053).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Tajik policemen killed in attacks on state buildings," Al Jazeera, September 4, 2015.
"At least 10 killed in armed attacks in Tajikistan, U.S. embassy shut," Reuters, September 4, 2015.
"Nine People Killed In Tajikistan Attacks," Radio Free Europe, September 4, 2015.