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

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]


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


  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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