Incident Summary:

12/31/2015: An assailant threw a grenade at Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) soldiers in Kiziltepe town, Mardin province, Turkey. The assailant was killed in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201512310018

When:
2015-12-31

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mardin

City:
Kiziltepe

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Anadolu Agency Reports One PKK Member Killed, Nine Others Arrested in Southeast Turkey," Anadolu Agency AboneWeb, December 31, 2015.