Incident Summary:

08/30/2012: An explosive device detonated on a railway track near the Yarbasi train station in Osmaniye province, Turkey. There were no reported casualties; however, two train cars were derailed as a result of the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, a source suspected the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201208300020

When:
2012-08-30

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Osmaniye

City:
Yarbasi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Freight Train
Nationality of Target Turkey
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 Remote Trigger
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
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Turkish Daily Says KGK Suspected of Blast Derailing Freight Train in Osmaniye," Hurriyet Daily News Online, August 30, 2012."