Bombing in Turkey kills 11 policemen, wounds 80

Turkey suffered another terror attack, this time by Kurdish terrorists, which claimed at least 11 lives and wounded close to 80. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest terror attack to hit Turkey on Friday morning, although authorities are blaming the Kurdistan workers’ Party (PKK) for the explosion that killed at least 11 police officers and wounded at least 78 others.

The attack occurred at a checkpoint approximately 50 meters from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province in southeast Turkey, bordering Syria.

Kurdish rebels opened fire at security forces protecting a convoy of vehicles carrying Turkey’s main opposition party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the northeast, killing a soldier and wounding two others, The Associated Press reported.

Turkey has been reeling from frequent terror attacks perpetrated mainly by the Islamic State (ISIS) and the PKK. Most recently, in an ISIS attack carried out by a 13-year-old 0n Saturday night, a bomb exploded at a wedding, killing at least 50 people and wounding about 100 more.

The country is also in a three-month state of emergency announced last month by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in response to a failed coup in which at least 246 people, including members of the security forces and civilians, were killed, and more than 1,500 were wounded.

By: World Israel News Staff