Incident Summary:

10/29/2011: On Saturday afternoon around 1320, in Bingol, Turkey, a female suicide bomber blew herself up on Genc Street near the building of the provincial branch of the ruling Justice and Development Party, killing herself and two others and injuring 20 people. The blast shattered glass and shop windows on surrounding buildings. No group has claimed responsibility, but the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is suspected.




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: Government (General)
Name of Entity Justice and Development Party
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were used in the suicide attack.
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
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Washington Post, "Suicide Bomber in Turkey's Southeast Kills Two, Wounds 12," Associated Press, October 29, 2011,
Xinhua News Agency, "Bomb Blast Kills Three, Wounds 20 in Eastern Turkey: Governor," Xinhua News Agency, October 29, 2011,
Anatolia, "Number of Deaths in Bingol Suicide Blast Rises to Three, Injured to 20," World News Connection, Anatolia, October 29, 2011.