Incident Summary:

01/07/2016: Assailants stopped an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) vehicle and held the occupants at gunpoint in Horlivka, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. There were no reported casualties and the victims were released 30 minutes later. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the incident to the Donetsk People's Republic.

GTD ID:
201601070050

When:
2016-01-07

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Donetsk

City:
Horlivka

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE): Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM)
Specific Description Monitors
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Foreign monitors under fire in east Ukraine: OSCE," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, January 17, 2016."
"Newly Independent States," Russia & CIS Military Weekly, January 22, 2016."
"LATEST FROM OSCE SPECIAL MONITORING MISSION (SMM) TO UKRAINE, BASED ON INFORMATION RECEIVED AS OF 19:30HRS, 6 JANUARY 2016," States News Service, January 8, 2016."