Incident Summary:

09/30/2016: An explosive device detonated near a Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) vehicle along Sirnak-Cizre Highway in Cizre district, Sirnak, Turkey. At least three soldiers were killed and another was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Cizre district

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Sirnak-Cizre highway.

Attack Information
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 Vehicle
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers 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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Turkish soldier hurt in Sept. bombing dies in hospital," Anadolu Ajansi, October 10, 2016.
"PKK bomb kills one village guard in Turkey's southeast," Turkish Daily, September 30, 2016.
"PKK bomb attack martyrs village guard in SE Turkey," Anadolu Ajansi, September 30, 2016.