Incident Summary:

2/10/2000: A bomb exploded in Eminonu district in Istanbul, Turkey. The bomb damaged the building of the Istanbul Religious Directorate, situated near a mosque. A note was found at the site that was signed by IBDA-C, the initials of the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front. The same group later called newspapers claiming responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The building of the Istanbul mufti near a mosque in Eminonu district in Istanbul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Turkey religious authority
Specific Description The building of the Istanbul Religious Directorate in Eminonu district
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front (IBDA-C) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Four bombs explode in Istanbul causing damage but no injuries," Agence France-Presse, February 10, 2000.
"Turkey - explosions Islamist militants claim bomb attacks in Istanbul," EFE News Service, February 10, 2000.