Incident Summary:

03/25/2016: Assailants from Afghanistan abducted two Tajik workers in Shurobod district, Khatlon, Tajikistan. One Tajik national was killed and two others were abducted during the attack. The two hostages were released on March 28, 2016. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:


Shurobod district

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the border with Badakshan province, Afghanistan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 3
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Authorities blamed the incident on drug smugglers.
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Afghan gunmen free kidnapped Tajiks," MENAFN, March 28, 2016.
"Afghan morning headlines: Kabul blast, abduction, security," BBC Monitoring, March 29, 2016.