Incident Summary:

10/19/2017: Assailants opened fire on the Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia campaign headquarters in Kizilajlo, Kvemo Kartli, Georgia. At least five people, including municipal candidate Jeyhun Chovdarov, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:

Kvemo Kartli


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Marneuli district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia
Specific Description Candidate: Jeyhun Chovdarov
Nationality of Target Georgia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the attack was related to intra-party rivalry, though Georgian Dream officials denied this claim. The victims included Azad Chobanov, Vugar Bayramov, Anar Mamishov, and Elmar Huseynov.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"20/10/2017 Municipal candidate of Azerbaijani origin shot in Georgia 03:27 20 October," Azeri-Press Information Agency, October 20, 2017.
"Georgian Dream's Campaign Headquarters Attacked in Marneuli," Civil Georgia, October 20, 2017.
"Condition of two Azerbaijanis subjected to armed attack in Marneuli is critical," Report.AZ, October 20, 2017.