Explosion hits Turkey: 11 dead, 70 injured (PHOTO/VIDEO) (UPDATING)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 26
15:06 (GMT+4) The number of casualties as a result of the terror attack in Turkey’s Sirnak province has reached 11, Milliyet newspaper reported Aug. 26.
Currently, the number of those injured has reached 70, and four of them are in serious condition, according to the newspaper.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) terrorist organization stands behind the terror attack.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
11:12 (GMT+4) The number of those killed as a result of the terror attack in Turkey’s Sirnak province has reached 9 and 64 people have been injured, Hurriyet newspaper reported.
It is not excluded that these figures will rise, according to the newspaper.
Turkish authorities have not yet confirmed the number of dead and wounded.
10:13 (GMT+4) As a result of the terror attack committed near a police station, three policemen have been killed and two passers have been injured, Ozgur newspaper reported.
The building of the police station has been badly damaged.
09:28 (GMT+4) An explosion occurred near a police station in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak, Anadolu Agency reported Aug. 26.
There are injured people, according to preliminary data.
It was also reported that the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) terrorist organization stands behind the explosion.