2016 Elazığ bombing

2016 Elazığ bombing
LocationTurkey Elazığ, Elazığ Province, Turkey
Date18 August 2016
09:20
Attack type
Car bombing, suicide bombing
Deaths6 (including the perpetrator)
Injured217
PerpetratorPKK
AssailantÇekdar Mahir Serbest
Suicide attacks in
Turkey
2015 Suruç bombing in Turkey.jpg
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 2016 Elazığ bombing was a car bombing targeting a police station in Elazığ, Turkey on 18 August 2016 a Thursday. Attack was perpetrated by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Six people including one perpetrator died in the attack and 217 others were injured. Two people were arrested related to the attack.[1][2][3] The PKK claimed that the attack had killed more than 100 police officers while wounding over 150.[4] The next day, crowds were protesting the assault on the police headquarters.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Elazığ saldırısını PKK üstlendi". Al Jazeera Turk - Ortadoğu, Kafkasya, Balkanlar, Türkiye ve çevresindeki bölgeden son dakika haberleri ve analizler (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  2. ^ "Elazığ emniyetine düzenlenen bombalı saldırıyı PKK üstlendi". Diken. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  3. ^ "Elazığ Emniyeti'ne bombalı araçla saldırı! 5 şehit, 217 yaralı!". www.haberturk.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  4. ^ a b "PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station". France 24. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2022-05-17.
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