Last updated: 27 October 2017

Casualties Overview

All known casualties by end 2016

864 mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) casualties (375 killed; 489 injured) since 1992

Casualties in 2016

6 (2015: 7)

2016 casualties by outcome

1 killed; 5 injured (2015: 2 killed; 5 injured)

2016 casualties by device type

6 mine/ERW


Tajikistan reported six mine/ERW casualties in 2016; two of the casualties were children.[1] This was a similar annual total of casualties to the seven mine/ERW recorded for 2015.

Tajikistan recorded 864 mine/ERW casualties (375 killed; 489 injured) for the period since 1992 to the end of 2016. Of the total known casualties, more than 30% were children.[2] The total number of mine/ERW casualties is not known, because needs assessment survey was not carried out country-wide. However, the number of mine/ERW casualties recorded in Tajikistan Mine Action Center (TMAC) data since 2003 was known to be accurate, whereas historical data for 1992–2002 required further survey for verification.[3]

Cluster munition casualties

At least 164 casualties from unexploded submunitions were reported in Tajikistan, through 2007. Most incidents occurred in the Rasht valley area. The exact timeline of incidents is not known.[4] No casualties from cluster munition remnants have been reported in Tajikistan since 2007.

[1] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report (for calendar year 2016), Form J.

[2] Statement of Tajikistan, Mine Ban Treaty Third Review Conference, Santiago, November 2016.

[3] Response to Monitor questionnaire by Reykhan Muminova, TMAC, 11 April 2014.

[4] Handicap International (HI), Circle of Impact: The Fatal Footprint of Cluster Munitions on People and Communities (Brussels: HI, May 2007), p. 90; and email from Reykhan Muminova, TMAC, 30 October 2012.