Incident Summary:

08/09/2015: Assailants opened fire on the Cicekli Gendarmerie station in Tunceli province, Turkey. No casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Turkish Communist Party/Marxist (TKP-ML) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201508090090

When:
2015-08-09

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tunceli

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Turkish Gendarmerie
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Rockets and long-barreled firearms were 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
Turkish Communist Party/Marxist (TKP-ML) Turkish Workers and Peasants' Liberation Army (TIKKO) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"PKK militants stage new attacks in Turkey's southeast," Turkish Daily, August 10, 2015.