Incident Summary:

05/19/2019: Assailants stabbed three prison guards and executed fellow inmates, including members of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, in Kirpichny prison in Kirpichny, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan. At least 32 people were killed, including three guards, 15 inmates, and 17 assailants, and an unknown number of people were injured in the attack and ensuing prison riot. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

region/u.s. state:

Districts of Republican Subordination


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kirpichniy Prison
Specific Description Prison
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRP)
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Tajikistan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Fire and knives 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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 32 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 32
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 17
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Terrorism Digest 13-14 Jun 19," BBC Monitoring, June 14, 2019.