Incident Summary:

08/26/2016: An explosive device was discovered and defused at a bus stop on Oktyabrsky Avenue in Lyubertsy, Moscow, Russia. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Jihadi-Inspired extremists. Six Tajik nationals were arrested and convicted in connection with the attack and authorities stated that the incident was meant to be an initiation into the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on Oktyabrsky Avenue in the Lyubertsy neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus Stop
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb planted inside a bucket and wrapped in black tape was 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
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Russian Terrorism and Counterterrorism Highlights 23 February 2018," Summary, February 16, 2018.
"The bomb squad blew up a suspicious object in the center of Lyubertsy," World News, Breaking News, August 26, 2016.