Incident Summary:

11/05/2017: A suicide bomber detonated and another assailant opened fire targeting a traffic police checkpoint in Yandare, Ingushetia, Russia. At least three people, including the two assailants and one police officer, were killed and five police officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Nazranovskiy rayon district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Traffic Police of Russia (GIBDD)
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ingush suicide bomber was 21-year-old Karabulak resident," Interfax, November 7, 2017.
"3 dead after gunmen attack police in south Russia," Xinhua General News Service, November 5, 2017.
"Russian Terrorism and Counterterrorism Highlights 17 November 2017," Summary, November 13, 2017.