No fewer than 3 people died today, Thursday, August, 18, 2016 and more than 50 injured in a car bomb attack on a Turkish police station in the city of Elazig in eastern Turkey.
Footage of the incident showed a large plume of smoke rising from the area where the blast took place in the city of Elazig in eastern Turkey.
Meanwhile, the blast came 24 hours after a separate car bomb killed three people and injured 40 in the province of Van, near the Iranian border.
In Wednesday’s attack, a car bomb exploded outside a police station in Van, killing three people, including one officer, according to a senior Turkish official
At least 73 others were injured, including 20 officers, the official said as Kurdish militants were suspected of carrying out the attack, according to state news agency Anadolu.
Furthermore, in today’s attack three police officers died and more 50 people were injured, including civilians.
Though no one has claimed responsibility for today’s attack, however, the Dogan news agency says that Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were responsible for the car bomb.
Howbeit, investigation has shown that clashes between the Kurdistan workers party, or PKK, and Turkish forces have been ongoing since a peace process crumbled in 2015.
It would be recalled that the PKK were responsible for a separate bomb attack in Ankara in February 2016, which targeted off-duty police officers.
Furthermore, the PKK is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.