Incident Summary:

03/22/2016: An explosive device detonated near a Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) vehicle in Yuksekova, Hakkari, Turkey. At least three people, including two police officers and one soldier, were killed and nine others, including one officer and eight soldiers, were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources separately attributed the attack to the Civil Protection Units (YPS) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




Middle East & North Africa

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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 Vehicle
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Civil Protection Units (YPS) No
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three bomb attacks kill five security force members in Turkey," The Nation Pakistan, March 22, 2016.
"Three police officers, two soldiers killed in PKK attacks," Turkish Daily, March 22, 2016.
"2 Police Officers, 1 Soldier Killed in Yüksekova,", March 23, 2016.