State broadcaster conveyed, citing the local governor on Wednesday that, three people were killed and 40 were injured when a car bomb detonated near a police station in Turkey’s eastern province of Van close to the Iranian border. According to reports, police and ambulances were rushing in.
The station also serves as a police barracks, TRT conveyed, citing a report from the local governor. It was not instantly clear how many police and civilians were between the dead and injured. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has also further conveyed live on television there had been an attack on a police station in Van but did not elaborate.
No one instantly claimed accountability for the attack. Kurdish militants regularly target police stations and other security force outposts with car bombs. Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast has been scorched by violence since a 2-1/2-year ceasefire flanked by the state and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party fell apart in July previous year.
Deputy Gov. Mehmet Parlak conveyed the casualties occurred when terrorists detonated a bomb-wired vehicle near a police station in the Ipekyolu district. Soganda has also further conveyed that, people of Van will not be discouraged by this incident. These are the previous stands by the terror organization. They are trying to break the resistance of the people of Van, which they will never achieve.