Incident Summary:

01/17/2018: Assailants set fire to the office of human rights group Memorial Russian in Nazran, Nazranovskiy rayon, Ingushetia, Russia. There were no reported casualties 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) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Memorial Russian
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Russia
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actors
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources stated that they believe the attack was related to a crackdown on the activist group by the Chechen government.
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Office of rights group in Russia's North Caucasus torched," AP The Associated Press (Embargoed Data), January 17, 2018.
"Memorial Says Its Office In Ingushetia Torched In 'Terrorist' Attack," Radio Free Europe, January 17, 2018.
"Arson attack rips through office of Russian human rights group," Reuters UK, January 17, 2018.