Incident Summary:

05/12/2017: Assailants armed with projectiles and firearms attacked a Russian Police checkpoint in Malgobeksky district, Ingushetia, Russia. At least two assailants were killed and one officer was injured in the ensuing clash. The Caucasus Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Malgobeksky district

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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A grenade launcher and two Kalashnikov assault rifles were used in the attack.
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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Chechnya Campaign," Russia & CIS Military Daily, May 12, 2017.
"Revision: Second militant killed after attacking police checkpoint in Ingushetia identified - source," Interfax, May 12, 2017.
"Traffic police post attacked in Russia’s Ingushetia, police officer wounded," ITAR-TASS, May 12, 2017.