Incident Summary:

05/05/2018: An assailant opened fire on police officers in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The assailant was killed in the ensuing clash. The Caucasus Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Russian Police
Specific Description Officers
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"BBC Monitoring: ISIS Claims Shooting in Central Russia," BBC Monitoring, May 6, 2018.
"Terrorism: Roundup of Official ISIS Messages for 6 May," Summary, May 6, 2018.