[VIDEO] Pro-Kurdish HDP offices under attack across Turkey following Kayseri blast

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This picture obtained from Dogan News Agency shows people protesting in front of the offices of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) following a suicide car bombing on December 17, 2016 in Kayseri. Thirteen Turkish soldiers were killed and dozens more wounded on December 17 in a suicide car bombing targeting off-duty conscripts blamed on Kurdish militants, the latest in a string of attacks to rock Turkey in recent months. Forty-eight soldiers were wounded in the attack which struck when the soldiers were being taken from their barracks by bus on a weekend shopping trip, the army said in a statement. The government said all signs so far suggested the the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was behind the bombing. DOGAN NEWS AGENCY / AFP

Attacks by ultranationalist groups in several Turkish cities on pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offices have been reported in the past couple of hours.

A nationalist group of four people vandalized an HDP office in the western province of Çanakkale late on Saturday. According to local media, police briefly detained HDP members instead of the assailants.

Several other nationalist mobs also attacked HDP offices in İstanbul’s Kartal and Beylikdüzü districts.

Tens of people gathered in front of the buildings, shouting “Martyrs won’t die, the motherland won’t be divided” slogans. Media outlets reported that two explosions were heard from the building in Beylikdüzü.

Early on Saturday, a group of unidentified assailants attacked the HDP provincial branch building in the central province of Kayseri several hours after a car bomb attack that killed 13 soldiers and injured 56 others including civilians.

In the meantime, some unidentified armed assailants attacked the party’s building in the Darıca district of Kocaeli and in Erzurum.

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