2012 Makhachkala attack
|2012 Makhachkala attack|
Location of Dagestan in Russia
Location of Makhachkala in Dagestan
|Location||Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia|
|Date||3 May 2012|
The 2012 Makhachkala attack occurred on 3 May 2012 after two suicide bombers detonated explosive-filled cars near a traffic police checkpoint in Makhachkala, a city in the republic of Dagestan, Russia, killing as many as 40 people. More than 130 others were injured in the blasts, at least 67 of them seriously. Government sources speculated that the bombers may have been transporting TNT to a downtown location in anticipation of the annual May Day parade on May 9.
Authorities at the time put the death toll at 13, but in December 2016, more than 4.5 years after the attack, the Federal Security Service put the casualty figures at 40 dead and more than 100 injured. The statement was issued in connection with the death of Rustam Asildarov, who was allegedly involved in the Makhachkala attack. Russian media also mentioned the new death toll but provided no explanation for the change, though news reports at the time of the attack said many of those injured were in serious condition.
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