Incident Summary:

10/10/2015: Two suicide bombers detonated at a peace rally near the train station in Ankara, Turkey. In addition to the assailants, at least 103 people were killed and 245 people were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the assailants were identified as Yunus Emre Alagoz and Omer Deniz Dundar, both believed to be members of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Turkish authorities also attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201510100002

When:
2015-10-10

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ankara

City:
Ankara

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the city's main train station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Pro-Kurdish Rally
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two five-kilogram explosive devices were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 105 Fatalities / 245 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 105
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 245
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Turkey's Erdogan sees Syrian intelligence, Islamic State, PKK hand in Ankara attack," Reuters, October 22, 2015."
"Death toll up to 102 in Ankara train station attack as victim succumbs to wounds after 20 months," Turkish Daily, June 26, 2017."
"Turkey declares IS responsible for Ankara double suicide bombing," EFE, October 28, 2015."