Incident Summary:

02/15/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a police checkpoint in Dzhemikent village, Dagestan republic, Russia. In addition to the bomber, three people were killed and 16 others were injured in the blast. The Caucasus Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201602150001

When:
2016-02-15

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dagestan

City:
Dzhemikent

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Russian Police
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Russia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Russia: Governor says Dagestan blast death toll rises to three," Interfax, February 16, 2016."
"Bomb neutralized in Derbent home of leader of group which may be responsible for explosion near traffic police post on Feb 15 - source," Russia & CIS Military Newswire, February 17, 2016."
"Car bomb kills two policemen in Russia's restive Dagestan," Reuters Africa, February 15, 2016."