Incident Summary:

10/21/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting the vehicle of Andriy Babenko near Kurhan, Bilyayivka district, Odesa, Ukraine. Babenko, a candidate for the Odesa regional council and the director of Samson security agency, was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Kurhan

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bilyayivka district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Odesa Regional Council
Specific Description Vehicle of Candidate: Andriy Babenko
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb containing metal balls as shrapnel was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the attack was related to a previous criminal incident involving the target.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"BBCM Ukraine Watchlist for 22 October," Ukrainian media, October 22, 2020.