Incident Summary:

07/11/2014: Assailants launched rockets at a border post in Zelenopolye village, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. At least 19 soldiers were killed and 93 others were wounded in the attack. The Luhansk People's Republic claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Zelenopolye

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (DPSU)
Specific Description Border Post
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Grad rockets 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Luhansk People's Republic Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 19 Fatalities / 93 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 19
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 93
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"'Rockets' kill soldiers in Ukraine," BBC, July 11, 2014."
"Separatist Rocket Attack Said to Kill 30 Ukrainian Troops," New York Times, July 11, 2014."
"Ukraine's president vows revenge after 19 soldiers die in attack," The Washington Post, July 12, 2014."