Incident Summary:

01/03/2001: A suicide bomber attacked and Istanbul police station killing three and injuring seven. The bomber was posthumously identified as Gultenkin Koc. He was associated with the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C).

GTD ID:
200101030001

When:
2001-01-03

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Istanbul

City:
Istanbul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Istanbul Police
Specific Description Istanbul Police Station
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Devrimici Halk Kurtulus Cephesi (DHKP/C) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Turkish Suicide Bombing Kills Three,” United Press International, January 3, 2001.
“Extreme Left Turkish Group Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Blast,” Agence France Presse, January 4, 2001.
“Suicide Bomber Dies in Attack on Turkish Police Station, One Killed, Seven Injured,” Associated Press, January 3, 2001.