Incident Summary:

10/14/2014: Assailants fired mortars and small arms at the 32nd National Guard checkpoint near Smile village, Slavyanoserbsk district, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. An unreported number of soldiers were killed or wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Donskoy Army.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Smile

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Mortars, Grad rockets and small arms 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
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"In Luhansk more than 100 soldiers surrounded by militants, some killed, captured 15.10.2014 11:35," UNIAN, October 15, 2014.
"OSCE confirms LPR militant attack on Ukrainian checkpoint 15.10.2014 17:29," UNIAN, October 15, 2014.
"Ukrainian army reports fresh attacks in east," 5 Kanal TV, October 15, 2014.