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1994 Bagratashen bombing

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Target  Armenians
Non-fatal injuries  46
Location  Bagratashen, Armenia
Weapons  Briefcase bomb
Start date  September 4, 1994
Attack type  Suicide attack
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Deaths  14 (including the two perpetrators)
Perpetrators  Imran Huseinov Turkmen Jafarov

A bombing occurred in Bagratashen village market in northern Armenia on September 4, 1994 in which 14 people were killed (including the two perpetrators) and 46 were injured, although initial reports talked about 10 deaths and 26 injuries.

Bagratashen is a relatively large village in Armenia's Tavush province, on the Armenian-Georgian border, not far from Azerbaijan. Sadakhlo, a large Azerbaijani populated village of 10,000, is located on the Georgian side of the border. During the 1990s, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the area was "a center of mafia gangs dealing particularly in black-market fuel" because Armenia was under embargo from Azerbaijan, while the Armenian-Turkish border was closed since 1993 due to the conflict with Azerbaijan. Armenia and Azerbaijan were involved in a bloody conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh War.

The bombing was perpetrated by Imran Huseinov of Baku and Turkmen Jafarov of Bula village in Marneuli district in Georgia. Both ethnic Azerbaijanis.

According to the local officials, the "explosive device had been planted in a briefcase." The explosion included a wide area.

References

1994 Bagratashen bombing Wikipedia


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