Incident Summary:

04/11/2016: Assailants in Syria fired five rockets into Kilis, Turkey. At least one person was killed and 11 others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201604110013

When:
2016-04-11

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kilis

City:
Kilis

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kilis Town
Specific Description Town
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Five rockets were 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 The victims included Abbas Celik. 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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three killed as rocket projectile fired from Syria hits Turkey’s Kilis," Turkish Daily, April 22, 2016."
"Turkey strikes Islamic State targets in Syria after shelling hits border town," Reuters UK, April 12, 2016."
"Ankara - Turkey strikes IS in Syria after rockets hit border town: official," AFP (North European Service), April 12, 2016."