Incident Summary:

09/29/2018: An explosive device detonated targeting Turkish military personnel at an unknown location in northern Iraq. One soldier was killed and four soldiers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201809290016

When:
2018-09-29

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Unknown

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred in northern Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"One Turkish soldier killed, four injured in N Iraq," Turkish Daily, September 29, 2018.
"Five Turkish soldiers killed and wounded in northern Iraq," Iraq News Gazette, September 30, 2018.
"Bombing kills Turkish soldier, wounds four others in Iraq," Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), September 29, 2018.