Turkish cities hit by deadly bombings blamed on PKK

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More

Aug  18, – Turkish leaders on Thursday accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) of waging three attacks in less than 24 hours that for the first time struck areas in the east that are not predominantly Kurdish.

Turkish cities hit by deadly bombingsSuspected Kurdish rebels have carried out a wave of deadly bombings in Turkish cities in what appears to be an intensified campaign against state security forces in the chaotic aftermath of the failed coup.

At least 14 people have been killed in total and around 300 wounded, according to various officials.

One of the bombings struck near a hall in the far eastern city of Van where a wedding party was in full swing, sending the bride and groom and their guests fleeing in panic.

“Our fight against terror will never cease,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

The bloodshed comes after a top commander with the PKK — which is labelled a terrorist group by Ankara and its Western allies — last week threatened further attacks in Turkish cities.

Early Thursday, a car bomb blew up at police headquarters in the eastern city of Elazig, killing five people including three police and injuring more than 200 people.

The force of the blast left the building largely in ruins and turned nearby vehicles into blackened, mangled wrecks.

The city, a conservative nationalist bastion, had been spared much of the violence that has rocked the Kurdish-dominated southeast since a two-and-a-half year ceasefire collapsed in 2015.

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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