Incident Summary:

11/01/2005: Suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) car bombed the town of Semdinli, Turkey injuring four soldiers, three policemen and 16 civilians. The attack also damaged nearby buildings and houses. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Turkish Military
Specific Description Soldiers stationed in Semdinli
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Turkish Police
Specific Description Police personnel in Semdinli
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Semdinli civilians
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 Vehicle
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Selcan Hacaoglu, “Kurdish rebels detonate car bomb in southeastern Turkey 23 injured,” The Associated Press, November 2, 2005.
“Turkey: Kurd rebels blamed for car bomb attack,” BBC Monitoring Agency, November 3, 2005.
“Ten injured in car blast in southeast Turkey,” Agence France Presse, November 2, 2005.