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Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Latest on the car bomb attack in Van, Turkey
14:30 (UTC+04:00) Forty-eight people were injured in the car bomb explosion in the Turkish province of Van, the Dogan news agency reported citing a source in police Sept. 12.
Reportedly, two of the injured are police officers.
The injured have been taken to the hospital. The police have launched an operation to catch the terrorists.
The prosecutor’s office of Van has initiated a criminal case over the terrorist attack.
14:03 (UTC+04:00) Nineteen people were injured in the car bomb explosion in the Turkish province of Van, TRT Haber quoted the province governor Ibrahim Tasyapan as saying Sept. 12.
He noted that the terrorists were targeting the policemen guarding the nearby buildings.
13:01 (UTC +04:00) Turkish A Haber TV channel reports that the explosion occurred as a result of a car bomb attack.
The report said the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group stands behind the blast.
There are so far no exact numbers on casualties.
12:53 (UTC +04:00) The explosion occurred in the center of Turkish city of Van between the buildings of the governorship and office of the Justice and Development Party, the Anadolu Agency reports.
Several people were injured in the explosion.
12:23 (UTC+04:00) A large explosion has occurred in Turkish province of Van, the Haber 7 newspaper reports.
Rescuers and ambulances have been sent to the scene.