Incident Summary:

04/04/2017: Assailants opened fire on Traffic Police of Russia (GIBDD) officers responding to a reported traffic incident in Astrakhan city, Russia. At least two officers were killed in the assault. The Caucasus Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201704040002

When:
2017-04-04

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Astrakhan

City:
Astrakhan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Traffic Police of Russia (GIBDD)
Specific Description Officers: Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Dyakonov, Lieutenant Dmitry Shkolnikov
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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
Caucasus Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Islamic State Claims Deadly Attack In Russia's Astrakhan," Radio Free Europe, April 6, 2017."
"'Islamists' blamed for murder of two Russian policemen," Interfax, April 4, 2017."
"Russian Terrorism and Counterterrorism Highlights 4 April 2017," Summary, April 4, 2017."