Incident Summary:

11/24/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside the governor's office in Adana, Turkey. At least two people were killed and 30 people were injured in the blast. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources also attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201611240001

When:
2016-11-24

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Adana

City:
Adana

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Adana
Specific Description Office of Provincial Governor
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/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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
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 Freedom Hawks (TAK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Kurdistan Freedom Hawks claims responsibility for attack in SE Turkey," Xinhua General News Service, November 29, 2016.
"Blast Near Governor Office In Turkey's Adana," Malaysian Digest, November 25, 2016.
"Blast in Turkish city likely carried out by PKK militants - minister," Reuters India, November 24, 2016.