Turkey: 24 people injured in Mardin bomb attack

Turkey: 24 people injured in Mardin bomb attack
# 29 August 2015 03:07 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. At least 24 people, including 10 policemen were injured in a bomb attack on riot police in southeastern Mardin province late Friday, security sources said.

Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) members were behind the attack who allegedly planted the bomb at an overpass and detonated it when a bus carrying the policemen passed through, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

The injured were taken to Kiziltepe and Mardin hospitals.

Security forces have launched an operation to nab the perpetrators of the attack.

The PKK has been designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU.

More than 60 security personnel have been martyred, reportedly by the PKK, as tensions in the southeastern region of Turkey have flared up since a bombing linked to Daesh on July 20 in Suruc, which claimed the lives of 34 people.

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