2010 Hakkâri bus bombing

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2010 Hakkâri bus bombing
Latrans-Turkey location Hakkari.svg
LocationGeçitli, Hakkâri Province,  Turkey
Date16 September 2010 (UTC+4)
TargetCivilian passenger minibus
Attack type
Roadside bomb
Deaths10
Injured3

The 2010 Hakkâri bus bombing occurred on 16 September 2010 and resulted in nine people being killed and three others injured, including a 15-month-old baby, after an explosion on a minibus in the village of Geçitli, Hakkâri Province, Turkey.[1] The initial death toll was eight, and later rose to ten.[2][3] The death toll in the minivan was ten, and according to the U.S. Department of State, the PKK was responsible.[4]

Attack[edit]

The attack occurred when a remote-controlled device exploded on a minibus passing through the Turkish village of Gecitli in southeastern Hakkari, near the borders with Iraq and Iran. The bus was carrying villagers.[5] Resul Kaya, the mayor of the nearby town of Durankaya, said that nine people died when the bus hit a landmine. Security officials said it was a remote-controlled explosive device left in the road.

See also[edit]

2005 Kuşadası minibus bombing

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Associated Press (2010-09-16). "Turkish bus blast kills 9". CBC News. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
  2. ^ "Roadside bomb kills 9 aboard minibus in Turkey". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
  3. ^ Fraser, Suzan (2010-09-16). "Roadside bomb kills 9 aboard minibus in Turkey". AJC. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
  4. ^ U.S. Department of State. "Country Reports on Terrorism 2010, p. 74" (PDF). United States Department of State. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Row erupts after nine die in south-east Turkish bomb". BBC mobile News Europe. 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2010-09-26.



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