Incident Summary:

04/11/2016: Assailants detonated an explosives-laden vehicle and opened fire at a military outpost in Hani, Diyarbakir, Turkey. At least two soldiers were killed and 46 others, including civilians and military personnel, were injured in the attack. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in revenge for the death of a PKK member and military operations against the group.




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: Military
Name of Entity Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)
Specific Description Gendarmerie Command
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
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden tanker and firearms was 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
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) People's Defense Force (HPG) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 46 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 46
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Diyarbakir - Two Turkish soldiers killed, dozens wounded in car bombing," AFP (North European Service), April 12, 2016.
"Soldier killed, 47 wounded in PKK bomb attack in Turkey's Diyarbakir," Hurriyet Daily News Online, April 12, 2016.
"Media reports: 1 killed in car bomb attack in Turkey," Associated Press, April 11, 2016.