Incident Summary:

01/19/2012: Assailants detonated an explosives-laden vehicle as a police vehicle passed by in Hakkari city, Hakkari province, Turkey. One person was killed and 27 injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




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: Police
Name of Entity Turkish National Police (EGM)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A handmade remote controlled explosive device consisting of 5 kg of TNT, placed in the trunk of a car, was used in the attack.
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Blast hits mainly Kurdish town in Turkey," Al Jazeera English, January 19, 2012.
"Blast hits mainly Kurdish town in Turkey," Al Jazeera English, January 19, 2012.
"Bomb blast kills one in southeast Turkey: authorities," Agence France Presse, January 20, 2012.