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Car Bomb Hit In Eastern Turkish City Of Van, 48 People Injured

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Today a car explosion hit in the Eastern Turkish city of Van in which 48 people were injured including two police officers. There was no death casualties.

Security forces said, the blast occurred between the ruling AKP’s offices and governor office. According to witnesses, the force of the blast was so powerful that it shattered the windows of the surrounding areas.

The blast damaged a four-storey building. A local member of parliament from the AKP, Burhan Kayaturk said that the blast was targeted the ruling AK Party’s offices. But the offices were well secured and had not been damaged.
Several ambulances have reached to the spot. Television images showed water cannon was used to extinguish the fire caused by the blast.

No one claimed the responsibility yet but security forces suspected it was PKK behind the blast. The blast came after the day the government announced the removal of 28 mayors, claiming they had links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Turkey and its Western allies listed PKK as a terror group.

The government has started a military campaign in the south-east to eliminate PKK. Since the severance of a ceasefire last year almost daily PKK have attacked the nation.

Since PKK first started its attack in 1984 tens of thousands of people have been killed. They demanded an independent state for Turkey’s Kurdish minority.

Also Turkey has launched an operation to eradicate Syrian Kurdish militants and also Islamic State (IS) from Syria.

Suchismita Biswas
Suchismita Biswas
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