Unidentified assailants attack house of AKP youth wing chairman in Southeast

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The house of the chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) youth wing in Van’s Muradiye district was attacked by unidentified assailants using a homemade explosive late on Tuesday.

According to the Doğan news agency the attack followed the detention of Diyarbakır Co-mayors Gülten Kışanak and Fırat Anlı from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on terrorism charges on Tuesday evening.

The explosion inflicted moderate damage on the house of AKP Muradiye district youth branch chairman Selçuk Yay, after which the three assailants fled the scene.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

In October the AKP chairman in Diyarbakır’s Dicle district, Deryan Aktert, and another AKP politician in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari province, Ahmet Budak, were killed in armed attacks carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists.

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