1996 Tunceli bombing

1996 Tunceli bombing
LocationTurkey Tunceli, Tunceli Province, Turkey
Date30 June 1996
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths9 (including the perpetrator)
Injured29
PerpetratorPKK
AssailantZeynep Kınacı
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Turkey
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Aftermath of the Suruç bombing in 2015
Groups responsible
  • Kurdistan Freedom Hawks
  • Kurdistan Workers' Party
Attacks
  • Istanbul (3rd)
  • Istanbul (4th)
  • Ankara
  • Istanbul (5th)
  • Istanbul (6th)
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The 1996 Tunceli bombing was a suicide bombing targeting a group of 60 unarmed military personnel who was there for a flag raising ceremony in Tunceli, Turkey on 30 June 1996. The explosion resulted in deaths of eight soldiers (Ali Alıç, Cafer Akıncı, Hakan Akyar, Celal Hatıl, İbrahim Sever, Önder Yağmur, Ahmet Yayman and Yusuf Yıldırım) and Zeynep Kınacı, who was identified as the assailant. 29 soldiers were injured in the attack. It was the first suicide bombing in history of Turkey.[1][2][3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Tunceli'yi karıştıran heykel". www.hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  2. ^ Kinzer, Stephen (1996-07-03). "Kurdish Suicide Bomber Kills 9 Turkish Soldiers (Published 1996)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  3. ^ "The Point of No Return: Suicide Bombers, Amphetamines and the YPG/PKK". INSAMER English. 2018-05-02. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  4. ^ "İntihar eylemleri". General Directorate of Security (Turkey). Archived from the original on 3 January 2004.
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