Incident Summary:

08/10/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a police station in Sultanbeyli neighborhood, Istanbul, Turkey. The assailant was killed and ten people were injured in the blast. This was one of two attacks on the same police station on this day. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and People's Defense Unit (Turkey) both claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sultanbeyli neighborhood of the city.

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 Police Station
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
People's Defense Unit (Turkey) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Turkey attacks: Deadly violence in Istanbul and Sirnak," BBC Online, August 10, 2015.
"Turkey struck by series of attacks," Al Jazeera Online, August 10, 2015.
"Gun attack on US consulate, police station in Istanbul," World Bulletin, August 10, 2015.