PKK Bomb attacks in Turkey:6 killed, 20 injured


Six persons, including two police officers, were killed and 20 others were injured in two bomb attacks in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast

In the first attack, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants placed explosives under manhole cover and detonated it with remote control while a police vehicle was passing, killing four and injuring 19 people.

One bomb hit a passing police vehicle in the town of Silopi in Sirnak province near the border with Iraq after Turkish warplanes struck camps belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

Two police officers were killed and one other was injured in the second attack by the PKK members in Van province. The bomb was detonated with remote control targeting an armoured police car.

Clashes between Turkish security forces and the PKK have reached to the optimum level in two decades since the breakdown of a two-year ceasefire last July.

The government has refused for any negotiations and has vowed to “liquidate” the PKK. Turkey, Europe and the United States has termed PKK a terrorist organization.

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