Incident Summary:

03/24/2017: Assailants wearing fake suicide vests attacked a National Guard outpost in Naurskaya, Chechnya, Russia. Six assailants and six soldiers were killed and three soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. The Caucasus Province of the Islamic State and separatists independently claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Russian Armed Forces
Specific Description Outpost
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
Automatic firearms and fake suicide vests were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Caucasus Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Separatists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Six Russian Troops, Six Militants Killed In Chechnya Fighting," Radio Free Europe, March 24, 2017.
"Xinhua: 1st LD Writethru: Six Russian Soldiers Killed In Attack In Chechnya," Xinhua, March 24, 2017.
"Russian Terrorism and Counterterrorism Highlights 27 March 2017," Summary, March 27, 2017.