Incident Summary:

10/09/2018: Assailants launched two rockets targeting a military base in Cukurca district, Hakkari, Turkey. Two people, including a soldier and a civilian, were killed and three people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201810090002

When:
2018-10-09

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hakkari

City:
Cukurca district

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 Base
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two rockets 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included a civilian machine operator.
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 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Turkey: 27 civilians killed in PKK attacks in 2018," Anadolu Agency (AA), January 16, 2019.
"PKK attack martyrs soldier in southeast Turkey," Anadolu Ajansi, October 9, 2018.
"Rocket Fire From Iraq Kills One Turkish Soldier, Injures Four Others," Sputnik, October 9, 2018.