Incident Summary:

07/29/2016: Assailants attacked an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE): Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) convoy and abducted the occupants in Lukove, Donetsk, Ukraine. This was one of two related attacks on the convoy on this date. The hostages were released later the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Donetsk People's Republic.

GTD ID:
201607290050

When:
2016-07-29

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Donetsk

City:
Lukove

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 Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
"OSCE Official Says Monitors Need 'Unfettered' Access In Ukraine," Radio Free Europe, August 1, 2016."