Incident Summary:

10/14/2014: Assailants attacked the 32nd Ukrainian National Guard checkpoint near Bakhmutivka village, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. This was one of two attacks targeting National Guard checkpoints near Bakhmutivka on the same day. At least one soldier was killed and five were injured across the two attacks. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the 32nd Separate Cossack District of the Donskoy army.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Bakhmutivka

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity National Guard of Ukraine (NGU)
Specific Description 32nd Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Mortar shelling, 20 tanks, grenade launchers, antitank guided missiles, and around a dozen armored cars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201410140033 and 201410140034.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Donskoy Army No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"In Luhansk more than 100 soldiers surrounded by militants, some killed, captured 15.10.2014 11:35," UNIAN, October 15, 2014.
"Over 100 Ukrainian troops encircled by militants in Luhansk Region - governor," UNIAN, October 15, 2014.