Incident Summary:

06/08/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a police headquarters in Midyat, Mardin, Turkey. In addition to the assailant, at least six people, including police officers and civilians, were killed and 51 people were injured in the blast. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201606080001

When:
2016-06-08

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mardin

City:
Midyat

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 Headquarters
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 51 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 51
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb targets police station in Turkey's Mardin," Al Jazeera, June 8, 2016."
"PKK claims responsibility for car bomb attack in Turkey," Xinhua News Agency, June 9, 2016."
"Death toll rises to six in June 8 PKK car bomb attack in Mardin," Turkish Daily, June 9, 2016."