An improvised explosive device (IED), placed under the car of one of the People's Militia Directorate commanders, was detonated in close proximity to Pobedy Street in Gorlovka at 7:50 a.m. on February 15. According to the press office of the DPR State Security Ministry, the victim was hospitalized with moderately serious injuries. At the time of detonation, a minor daughter of the military was in the car. A criminal case has been initiated under Article 229 "A terrorist act" of the DPR Criminal Code. Investigative operations are underway.