Wednesday 18 October 2017

Six police officers hurt in Turkey bomb blast

Six police officers were hurt in the blast in Turkey
Six police officers were hurt in the blast in Turkey

A bomb explosion in eastern Turkey has injured six police officers, according to the country's state-run news agency.

An improvised explosive device went off on Tuesday as an armoured police vehicle was travelling on a road near the town of Gevas, in Van province, the Anadolu Agency said.

The agency said the attack is believed to have been carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has led a three-decade-long insurgency in the mainly Kurdish south-east region.

The region was again plunged into violence last summer after peace efforts lasting for more than two years between the state and the PKK collapsed.

Last week, 17 people were killed in two car-bomb attacks targeting a police bus in Istanbul and a police station in the southern town of Midyat.

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