Incident Summary:

08/28/2017: Two assailants stabbed police personnel in Kaspiisk, Dagestan, Russia. One police officer was killed and one other was wounded in the attack before officers shot and killed both assailants. The Caucasus Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201708280032

When:
2017-08-28

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dagestan

City:
Kaspiysk

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 Officers
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Knives 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: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
Sources
"One Police Officer, Two Assailants Killed in Russia’s Dagestan," Moscow Times, August 28, 2017."
"Attackers stab cop to death in Russia’s Dagestan," The Nation Pakistan, August 28, 2017."
"IS claims deadly stabbing of policeman in Russia's Dagestan," The Sun Daily, August 29, 2017."