Incident Summary:

11/30/2015: Assailants attacked an investigation commission in Sur district, Diyarbakir city, Diyarbakir province, Turkey. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Sur district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Turkey
Specific Description Prosecutors
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Turkish National Police (EGM)
Specific Description Crime Scene Investigators
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Diyarbakir Bar Association
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Handmade explosives and long-barreled firearms 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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"PKK militants attack commission investigating Elçi's death for second time," Turkish Daily, November 30, 2015.