Incident Summary:

05/23/2014: Assailants opened fire on Donbas Battalion militia members in Karlivka village, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. One person was killed and nine others were wounded in the attack. The Right Sector claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201405230086

When:
2014-05-23

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Donetsk

City:
Karlivka

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Territorial Defense Battalions
Specific Description Donbas Battalion Members
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Rocket propelled grenades, machine guns and sniper rifles 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
Right Sector Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"One killed, nine injured in fighting outside Karlivka, Donetsk region – Donetsk regional administration," Interfax-Ukraine, May 23, 2014.
"Donbas battalion breaks out of encirclement, Tymchuk says," Ukrinform, May 23, 2014.