Incident Summary:

10/10/2019: Assailants in Syria fired projectiles that landed and detonated in Akcakale, Sanliurfa, Turkey. At least two people were killed in the attack. This was one of four related incidents in areas bordering Syria on the same day. Additionally, at least 46 people were injured in the two of the attacks. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Akcakale district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Akcakale District
Specific Description District
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rockets and mortars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included civilians Muhammed Omar and Cihan Gunes. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number injured across incidents 201910100018, 201910100019.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
People's Protection Units (YPG) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Syrian baby among casualties on second day of Turkish offensive," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 10, 2019.
"Update: Turkey says 4 killed, 70 injured in mortar, rocket fire from Syria," Xinhua General News Service, October 11, 2019.
"Eight civilians killed in YPG attack from Syria," Turkish Daily, October 11, 2019.