Incident Summary:

03/31/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting a bus carrying police personnel in Diyarbakir city, Turkey. At least seven people were killed and 27 people were injured in the blast; the victims included police officers and civilians. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201603310003

When:
2016-03-31

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyarbakir

City:
Diyarbakir

Attack Information
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 Minibus of Officers
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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
Additional Information 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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Kurd militants responsible for Turkish blast," Sky News Australia, April 2, 2016."
"Death toll rises to eight in Diyarbakir bomb attack," Turkish Daily, April 5, 2016."
"Turkey detains car bombing perpetrator: security sources," ABC Online, April 2, 2016."