Nine injured in eastern Turkey attack

Car bomb detonated following attack on security forces in Van province

Nine injured in eastern Turkey attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nine people were injured Tuesday when PKK terrorists detonated a car bomb near a gendarmerie station in eastern Turkey, a local official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the attackers opened fire on the compound in Baskale, Van province. As gendarmes rushed out to respond to the attack, the PKK detonated a bomb-laden vehicle, wounding seven gendarmes, a guard and a civilian.

The casualties were evacuated by helicopter. There was no information on the extent of their injuries.

In a separate incident in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, four suspected PKK terrorists were killed in Bismil town.

The PKK - designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU - renewed its armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July. Since then, more than 120 members of the security forces have been martyred and dozens of civilians killed by the group, according to the government.

Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2015, 09:13
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