Incident Summary:

01/30/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting the vehicle of a mobile phone company employee in Qurghonteppa, Khatlon, Tajikistan. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack to Jihadi-Inspired extremists who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201701300053

When:
2017-01-30

Country:
Tajikistan

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khatlon

City:
Qurghonteppa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Beeline
Specific Description Vehicle of Cell Phone Company Employee
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
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
Sources
"Explosion in Tajikistan: Terrorism or Accident?," EurasiaNet, March 15, 2017.
"State PAO: Tajikistan Media Highlights 2 October 2017," US Embassy Public Affairs Office, October 2, 2017.
"Tajikista: Blast at Qurghonteppa Military Prosecutor's Office Leaves One Dead," Asia-Plus Online, March 14, 2017.