Incident Summary:

11/04/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a Turkish National Police (EGM) station in Baglar neighborhood, Diyarbakir, Turkey. In addition to the bomber, at least 13 people were killed and about 100 others were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) all separately claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Baglar neighborhood.

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 Police 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
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle containing a ton of explosive material was used in the attack.
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Istanbul - Eight killed, over 100 wounded by PKK bombing Turkey's southeast: PM," AFP (North European Service), November 4, 2016.
"Four-month old baby, youngest victim of PKK terror dies in hospital," Anadolu Ajansi, December 1, 2016.
"Kurdish militants claim car bomb in Turkish southeast - website," Reuters India, November 6, 2016.