Incident Summary:

12/29/2015: An assailant opened fire on tourists at a historical citadel in Derbent city, Dagestan republic, Russia. At least one person was killed and 11 others were injured in the assault. The Caucasus Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512290033

When:
2015-12-29

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dagestan

City:
Derbent

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Tourists
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Automatic rifles 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
Caucasus Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Gunmen shoot tourists in south Russia," BBC, December 30, 2015."
"Moscow - One killed in shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus," AFP (North European Service), December 30, 2015."
"Russia attack: IS claims shooting in Dagestan," BBC Online, December 31, 2015."