Incident Summary:

08/11/2018: An assailant threw three explosive devices at the Turkish consulate in Amsterdam, Netherlands. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Ecran P., a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Holland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Museumplein area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Consulate
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Three Molotov cocktails were 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 Workers' Party (PKK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Dutch police question suspect in Turkish consulate attack," Associated Press International, August 13, 2018.
"Dutch police question suspect in Turkish consulate attack," Miami Herald, August 13, 2018.
"Dutch Public Prosecutor Seeks Jail Time for Man Who Firebombed Turkish Consulate,", January 31, 2019.