Incident Summary:

10/30/2020: An assailant armed with Molotov cocktails and a knife attacked police officers at a station in Kukmor, Tatarstan, Russia. The assailant was killed and one police officer was injured in the attack. Vitaly Antipov, an unaffiliated individual, claimed responsibility for the incident and posted a video on social media prior to the attack "asking for jihad" and shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Russian Police
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Molotov cocktails and a knife 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Russian police kill teenager who allegedly attempted terrorist attack," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 30, 2020.
"BBC Monitoring World Media Update Late Edition 30 Oct 20," BBC Monitoring, October 30, 2020.
"Russia: teenager killed by police while carrying out terrorist attack,", October 30, 2020.