Incident Summary:

05/01/2016: Assailants detonated an explosive device targeting a Turkish Gendarmerie station in Dicle, Diyarbakir, Turkey. One soldier was killed and 23 individuals including three civilians were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201605010016

When:
2016-05-01

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyarbakir

City:
Dicle

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 Gendarmerie
Specific Description Gendarmerie Station
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle containing around two tons of explosives and firearms 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 Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"One soldier martyred in SE Turkey," Anadolu Agency (AA), May 2, 2016."
"Diyarbakir - Turkish soldier killed in PKK bombing in southeast: army," AFP (North European Service), May 2, 2016."
"Soldier killed in PKK car bomb attack in Turkey’s Diyarbakir," Turkish Daily, May 2, 2016."