Incident Summary:

08/26/2017: Assailants abducted a civilian from a checkpoint near Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. The hostage was killed shortly after the abduction. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201708260048

When:
2017-08-26

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Luhansk

City:
Near Stanytsia Luhanska

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Stanytsia Luhanska district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Unknown 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
"Militants kidnap young man at checkpoint across contact line in Donbas," NewsReality.com, September 2, 2017."