Incident Summary:

10/23/2016: Assailants armed with grenades and firearms attacked police personnel after being stopped in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. At least two assailants were killed in the ensuing clash, and an explosive device was later defused inside the assailants' vehicle. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Russian Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Moscow - Russia blast suspect 'was IS member'," AFP (North European Service), October 27, 2016.
"Alleged IS militant killed in Russian Volga city - FSB," Interfax, November 17, 2016.
"Russian police kill two terror suspects," Sky News Australia, October 24, 2016.