Incident Summary:

10/06/2016: An explosives-laden motorcycle detonated near a police station in Yenibosna, Istanbul, Turkey. At least 10 people were injured in the blast. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) claimed responsibility for the incident. In addition, sources suspected the involvement of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201610060001

When:
2016-10-06

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Istanbul

City:
Istanbul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Yenibosna neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
An explosive device attached to a motorcycle 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
Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Turkey: Blast near police station in Istanbul injures 10 people," Muslim News, October 7, 2016.
"Kurdish militant group claims motorbike bombing in Istanbul - website," Reuters UK, October 7, 2016.
"Ten wounded in blast near police station in Istanbul," Turkish Daily, October 6, 2016.