Incident Summary:

12/26/2015: Assailants shelled soldiers in Zaytseve village, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. One civilian was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Donetsk People's Republic.

GTD ID:
201512260049

When:
2015-12-26

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Donetsk

City:
Zaytseve

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 Anti-Terrorist Operation Soldiers
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residences
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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.)
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
Donetsk People's Republic No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"1 Civilian Killed As Militants Attack Positions Of ATO Forces In Zaitseve, Donetsk Region, With Large-Caliber Weapons," Ukrainian News Agency, December 27, 2015.
"Kiev soldier, woman killed in breach of holiday truce: military," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, December 27, 2015.