Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Detonate Car Bomb at a Turkish Police Station Killing 5

Anti-PKK Military Operation in Turkey
Anti-PKK Military Operation in Turkey
Anti-PKK Military Operation in Turkey

EVENT SUMMARY

14th January 2016, Latest reports from Ankara, Turkey indicate that, Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK rebels detonated a car bomb at a police station in southeastern Turkey.

The terrorists detonated a car laden with explosives and simultaneously launched a gun attack with long-barreled weapons on the district post killing five people whom included children.

The raid that happened late Wednesday left thirty nine other people injured, governor’s office reported on Thursday.

The initial BDA reports indicate the heavy blast targeting the police station in town of Cinar in the mostly-Kurdish Diyarbakir province but the intensity of the bomb caused a house close to the police station to collapse.

The bomb explosion killed two people at the police lodgings and the other three people died inside the collapsed house.

Similar attack happened in Midyat town, in the province of Mardin whereby a police station was attacked with rocket propelled grenades no casualties were reported according to the state-run Anadolu News Agency.

The two attacks on a police station came a day after another blast rocked Istanbul’s main tourist district, killing 10 Germans.

Turkish officials ascertained the suicide bomber was affiliated with the Islamic State group.

Since 1984, Turkey conflict with PKK rebels has left tens of thousands people killed.

PKK is designated as a terror group by Turkey and its western allies.

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