Three attacks over last 24 hours in Turkey
18:52, 18 August 2016

Three attacks over last 24 hours in Turkey

Three car bombs exploded in Turkish cities Van, Elazig and Bitlis. Authorities believe Kurdistan Workers' Party to be involved

18:52, 18 August 2016

Third attack over last 24 hours in Turkey. Another explosion killed 3 more security personnel and injured another 7 in Turkish province Bitlis on August 18. An outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack occurred in the Hizan district of the eastern province of Bitlis. The explosion targeted a military vehicle that was returning from an operation in the mainly-Kurdish in Bitlis province in southeast Turkey on Thursday.

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Previously, a car bomb exploded near a police station in the town of Elazig in east of the country. At least three people were killed. Another 146 - injured. Turkish TV-channels are broadcasting the video of the cloud of smoke, rising above the explosion and destroyed front face of the police station. Numerous security officers and ambulances arrived at the venue. Authorities believe the prohibited Kurdistan Workers' Party is behind the attacks.

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The first attack took place at the police station in the city of Van in eastern Turkey, near Iranian border last night, killing 3 civilians, injuring another 73. It was a car explosion, scattering the wreckage for hundreds of meters. There are barracks, where policemen live, on the territory of the police station. Local residents say that the shots were heard after the explosion. One suspect was detained. Officials say terrorists detonated a car from the distance of 40 meters - they couldn't come closer due to the strongholds.

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