Incident Summary:

01/24/2015: Assailants fired rockets that landed and detonated in Mariupol city, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. At least 30 people were killed and 95 were wounded in the attack. The Donetsk People's Republic claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the group later denied involvement.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Ukraine
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residential Area
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Donetsk People's Republic (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities / 95 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 95
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rockets kill 30 in east Ukraine," Denver Post, January 25, 2015."
"27 Are Killed by Rockets in Ukraine," The New York Times, January 25, 2015."
"Rebels kill 30 with rockets in Ukraine's east," Asian Age, January 26, 2015."