Ambulance carrying mine blast victims crashes in Turkey

An explosion in the Yuksekova town of Hakkari, the second in two days, left 9 police officers wounded.

Ambulance carrying mine blast victims crashes in Turkey

 

An explosion in the Yuksekova town of Hakkari on Friday, the second in two days, left 9 police officers wounded.

A mine blast which rocked a minibus Yesterday travelling between the villages of Gecitli -- 28 kilometers from Hakkari -- and Durankaya on Thursday, killed 10 people.

Two of the victims were laid to rest today with a funeral ceremony in the Akalin village. The funeral crowd later marched to the town center.

A small group attacked the police during the march. A remotely detonated bomb in a garbage can near a taxi station exploded as the police intervened to protesters with pressurized water and tear gas.

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Nine policemen were wounded with the impact of the explosion. The ambulance rushing the wounded policemen to the hospital got involved in a traffic accident on the way, injuring four civilians.

The wounded policemen and civilians were taken to hospitals in Yuksekova, Hakkari and Van.
 

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