Incident Summary:

01/29/2017: Assailants threw a hand grenade and opened fire on a police checkpoint in Shali, Chechnya, Russia. Three assailants and two police officers were killed and two civilians were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Caucasus Province of the Islamic State.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Russian Police
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
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
Additional Information The victims included Officers Ali Muslimkhanov and Islam Yakhadzhiev.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Province of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Moscow - Chechen leader says 3 jihadists, 2 police killed in shoot-out," AFP (North European Service), January 30, 2017.
"Russia: Three militants and two police officers killed during shoot-out in Chechnya," Brisbane Courier-Mail, January 30, 2017.
"Three suspected rebels, two policemen killed in Chechnya," Head and Government of the Republic of Chechnya, January 29, 2017.