Turkey blast: 3 killed, 40 wounded in PKK car bomb attack in Van

Three people were killed and 40 more wounded today in a car bomb attack in Turkey's eastern city of Van carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.

AFP August 18, 2016 10:13:19 IST
Turkey blast: 3 killed, 40 wounded in PKK car bomb attack in Van

Istanbul: Three people were killed and 40 more wounded in a car bomb attack in Turkey's eastern city of Van carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, a local official said.

The attack targeted a police headquarters in the central Ipekyolu district of Van city, Van governorate official Mehmet Parlak was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency, blaming the "regional terror group", the official phrase for the PKK.

Updated Date:

also read

Explained: How Turkey was stopped from using veto against Finland and Sweden’s NATO bid
World

Explained: How Turkey was stopped from using veto against Finland and Sweden’s NATO bid

A 10-article memorandum signed between the two countries and NATO addresses all of Turkey's objections and promises to establish a permanent mechanism to monitor implementation

Hopes fade for swift NATO accession for Finland, Sweden
World

Hopes fade for swift NATO accession for Finland, Sweden

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met representatives from the three countries to try to make progress on the issue. While he described the talks as ‘constructive’ Turkey made it clear there was still work to be done