Incident Summary:

12/11/2020: A suicide bomber detonated targeting police officers investigating the site of an earlier blast outside of a Federal Security Services (FSB) building in Uchkeken village, Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia. The assailant was killed and six officers were injured in the blast. This was one of two coordinated blasts within five hours in the same area. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to a Muslim extremist, noting that the assailant shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Russian Police
Specific Description Officers
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"6 officers injured in suicide attack in southern Russia," ABC News, December 11, 2020.
"Six injured in reported suicide bombing in Russia's North Caucasus," Interfax news agency, December 11, 2020.
"Investigators report about two explosions near FSB building in Uchkeken," Caucasian Knot, December 11, 2020.