Incident Summary:

05/09/2018: Assailants detonated explosive devices at the Said Afandi Chirkeyskiy Sufi shrine in Chirkey, Dagestan, Russia. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Caucasus Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attritbuted the attack to the Khasavyurt Group.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Buynaksky district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Said Afandi Chirkeyskiy Sufi Shrine
Specific Description Shrine
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 Unknown Explosive 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.)
Khasavyurt Group 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
"Russia: Dagestan media highlights 7-13 May 18," BBC Monitoring, May 13, 2018.
"Terrorism: Roundup of Official ISIS Messages for 10 May," Summary, May 10, 2018.
"IS claims blasting Sufi shrine in Russia's Dagestan," BBC Monitoring, May 9, 2018.