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PKK fires RPGs at gendarmerie headquarters in Van

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The Gendarme Command of Public Security in Turkey’s eastern Van province were attacked with rocket-propelled grenades in what is reported to be a terrorist attack by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK).

The attack took place in the afternoon on thursday in the Edremit district of Van province. The grenades exploded upon hitting the barbed wire on the outer wall of the facility.

No soldiers were injured in the incident, however a short-lived live conflict broke out between security personnel present at the facility and the PKK terrorists.

The attack comes on the same day that a car bomb detonated in Diyarbakır province killed at least 3 people, injuring 14. The explosion reportedly took place as an armored military vehicle was passing in the evening hours of Thursday.

According to initial reports, 14 individuals including eight members of the security forces have been injured.



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