Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: An explosive device detonated near the military prosecutor's office in Qurghonteppa, Khatlon, Tajikistan. One person was killed 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:
201703120028

When:
2017-03-12

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: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"State PAO: Tajikistan Media Highlights 2 October 2017," US Embassy Public Affairs Office, October 2, 2017."
"Explosion in Tajikistan: Terrorism or Accident?," EurasiaNet, March 15, 2017."
"Tajikista: Blast at Qurghonteppa Military Prosecutor's Office Leaves One Dead," Asia-Plus Online, March 14, 2017."