Incident Summary:

10/04/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting the vehicle of Givi Targamadze in Tbilisi, Georgia. Targamadze, a United National Movement (UNM) member of parliament, was unharmed; however, four people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Georgian Parliament
Specific Description Vehicle of Member of Parliament: Givi Targamadze
Nationality of Target Georgia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Georgia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device planted inside a vehicle 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"GEORGIA: Georgian Prime Minister Condemns Suspected Bomb Attack on Opposition Politician October 05," Perth Now, October 5, 2016.
"Car Bomb Rips Through Georgian Opposition Leader's Car," Georgia Today, October 5, 2016.
"Georgian opposition leader Givi Targamadze's car blown up, he is not injured," Interfax, October 5, 2016.