Incident Summary:

01/13/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a Turkish National Police (EGM) station in Cinar, Diyarbakir province, Turkey. Assailants armed with projectiles and firearms then attacked the area. At least six people were killed and 39 others were injured in the incident; the victims included police officers and civilians. This was one of two simultaneous attacks in Turkey on the same day. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

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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 Police Station
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden truck, rocket launchers, and long-range rifles 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 The victims included Lokman Acikgoz, Efe Acikgoz, and Ecrin Acikgoz. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 39 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 39
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bomb attack by Kurdish militants kills 5, wounds 39 in southeast Turkey," Reuters, January 14, 2016.
"Istanbul - PKK bomb attack kills five, wounds dozens in Turkey's southeast," AFP (North European Service), January 14, 2016.
"Çinar - Death toll in PKK bomb attack in Turkey rises to six: security sources," AFP (North European Service), January 14, 2016.