Incident Summary:

10/10/2019: Assailants in Syria fired projectiles that landed and detonated in Nusaybin, Mardin, Turkey. At least two people were killed and 20 other people were injured in the attack. This was one of four related incidents in areas bordering Syria on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Nusaybin district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mardin Town
Specific Description Town
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 3 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
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.