Incident Summary:

08/10/2015: Two assailants opened fire on a police station in Sultanbeyli neighborhood, Istanbul, Turkey. Both assailants and a police officer were killed in the attack. This was one of two attacks on the same police station on this day. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the 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) 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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information The victims included Chief Beyazit Ceken
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 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nine killed in attacks across Turkey," Channel 4, August 10, 2015.
"PKK claims responsibility for Sultanbeyli police station blast," Cihan Haber, August 11, 2015.
"6 more security personnel martyred in terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Sirnak," Zaman, August 10, 2015.