Incident Summary:

01/11/2019: Three assailants opened fire on a traffic police patrol in Kizilyurt district, Dagestan, Russia. All of the assailants were killed in the ensuing clash. Three Jihadi-Inspired extremists claimed responsibility for the incident and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Kizilyurt district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Traffic Police of Russia (GIBDD)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Two assault rifles and a pistol were used in the attack.
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
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three militants killed in armed clash in Dagestan," Russia & CIS Military Newswire, January 14, 2019.
"Three militants killed in armed clash in Dagestan (Part 2)," Interfax, January 11, 2019.
"Video shows men said killed in Dagestan attack making IS pledge," BBC Monitoring, January 28, 2019.