Incident Summary:

11/11/2018: Assailants abducted Rustam Lyanov in Ingushetia. Russia. Lyanov, the nephew of Ibragim Lyanov, the head of the European Ingush Association, was forced to record videos speaking out against his uncle and was then released. An unknown group claimed responsibility for the incident and demanded that the victim apologize for his uncle.




Eastern Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity European Ingush Association
Specific Description Nephew of Head: Ibragim Lyanov
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"In Ingushetia, an activist's relative reports details of kidnapping," Caucasian Knot, November 14, 2018.
"Activist accuses Ingush authorities of kidnapping his nephew," Caucasian Knot, November 12, 2018.
"Activist Reports Nephew’s Abduction by Armed Gunmen in Russia’s Ingushetia,", November 12, 2018.