Incident Summary:

05/10/2016: Security forces discovered and attempted to defused an explosive device in Ipekyolu, Van, Turkey. The device detonated, killing two police officers and injuring a third officer. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) and the Civil Protection Units (YPS).

GTD ID:
201605100002

When:
2016-05-10

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Van

City:
Van

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ipekyolu neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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
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 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Deadly car bomb hits Turkey's Diyarbakir," Al Jazeera, May 10, 2016.
"Diyarbakir - Three people killed in bomb attack in Turkey's Diyarbakir: official," AFP (North European Service), May 10, 2016.
"Two police martyred by roadside bomb in east Turkey," Anadolu Ajansi, May 10, 2016.