Incident Summary:

11/10/2015: Assailants detonated an explosive device and fired rockets and firearms targeting a police patrol in Silopi town, Sirnak province, Turkey. Three police officers were killed and one officer was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Patrol
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An explosive device, rockets, and automatic rifles 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Five dead in PKK attacks in Turkey," Bangladesh Daily Star, November 11, 2015.
"3 policemen, 1 civilian killed in PKK attacks in Turkey," Washington Post, November 11, 2015.
"*5 killed in attacks, clash in southeast Turkey," Saudi Press Agency, November 11, 2015.