Incident Summary:

09/26/2015: Assailants opened fire on a Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) building with projectiles and firearms in Beytussebap district, Sirnak province, Turkey. This was one of two similar attacks in Beytussebap on the same day. At least six people, including two soldiers and four civilians, were killed and 20 others, including eight soldiers and 11 police officers, were injured across both assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents 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: Military
Name of Entity Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Mortars and firearms were used in the attack.
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 Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal total of killed across incidents 201509260010 and 201509260011.
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 3 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Major killed in PKK attack laid to rest in Ankara," Hurriyet Daily News Online, September 28, 2015.
"Four civilians killed amid clashes in southeast Turkey: Source," Al Ahram, September 26, 2015.