Incident Summary:

03/25/2015: An explosive device detonated outside the offices of Adimlar, an anti-United States and pro-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) magazine, in Kagithane neighborhood, Istanbul city, Istanbul province, Turkey. At least one person, a writer, was killed and three others, including the editor-in-chief, were wounded in the blast. The People's Defense Unit (Turkey) claimed responsibility and stated that it targeted the magazine for their justification of mass murders carried out by ISIL.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kagithane neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Adimlar
Specific Description Magazine Offices
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 Pressure Trigger
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
People's Defense Unit (Turkey) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"One killed in Istanbul magazine bombing," Breaking, March 26, 2015.
"Bomb Kills Journalist in Istanbul, 3 Injured," Sofia News Agency, March 26, 2015.