Incident Summary:

09/02/2012: Assailants attacked a military checkpoint in Beytussebap district, Sirnak province, Turkey. This was one of four simultaneous attacks on either military or joint military and police checkpoints in Beytussebap on September 2, 2012. Forty people, including 20 attackers, were killed and seven injured across the four attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, but sources attributed it to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Beytussebap district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Turkish National Police (EGM)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"30 dead as Kurdish rebels clash with Turkey forces: sources," Agence France Presse -- English, September 3, 2012.
"Rebels Kill 10 Security Forces Members," Business Monitor Online, September 3, 2012.
"Nine soldiers killed in PKK attack.," IntelliNews, September 3, 2012.