Incident Summary:

08/28/2017: Assailants stopped a vehicle and abducted a civilian in Saydamli, Lice district, Diyarbakir, Turkey. The hostage, identified as Ramazan Mula, was tied to a tree and killed shortly after the abduction. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201708280033

When:
2017-08-28

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyarbakir

City:
Saydamli

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lice district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Turkey
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Ramazan Mula
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Workers' Party (PKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Two civilians killed in PKK attack in southeast Turkey," Xinhua News Agency, August 30, 2017.
"Two civilians killed in PKK attack in Turkey's southeast," Turkish Daily, August 29, 2017.