Incident Summary:

10/19/2017: Two assailants drove a vehicle into a traffic police post in Yandyri, Ingushetia, Russia. The driver then exited the vehicle and attacked a police officer with a knife before being shot and killed. Three people, including one assailant and two police officers, were also injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201710190006

When:
2017-10-19

Country:
Russia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ingushetia

City:
Yandyri

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 Police Post
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A knife and a car 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"Russian Terrorism and Counterterrorism Highlights 20 October 2017," Summary, October 17, 2017."