Incident Summary:

01/08/2017: An explosive device detonated at a residential building on Heller street in Odessa city, Ukraine. At least two people were killed and another person was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201701080025

When:
2017-01-08

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Odessa

City:
Odessa

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Heller street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residential Building
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device constructed of RGD and F-1 grenades was 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Authorities suspected that the attack may have been the result of a gas leak.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Two killed in suspected grenade blast in Ukraine's Odessa," Inter Television, January 8, 2017."