Incident Summary:

02/02/2017: Assailants fired mortars that landed and detonated in Avdiivka, Donetsk, Ukraine. Christopher Nunn, a British photographer, and Dmytro Treteykin, a State Emergency Service of Ukraine employee, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Donetsk People's Republic.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity State Emergency Service of Ukraine
Specific Description Emergency Services Personnel: Dmytro Treteykin
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Photographer: Christopher Dunn
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Avdiyivka City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars 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
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"British photographer injured in overnight attack on Avdiyivka," Interfax-Ukraine, February 3, 2017."
"Fight to save man's sight after attack," Huddersfield Daily Examiner, February 4, 2017."
"Huddersfield photographer hurt in Ukraine attack," Yorkshire Post, February 4, 2017."