A female suicide bomber killed 3 people and wounded more than 20 in southeast Turkey in Bingol—a town in the mainly Kurdish region on Saturday. Police said that the blast exploded at a tea house near the office of the ruling AK Party in the town’s main street at around 6.20 a.m. EDT, Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin indicated.
Police also revealed that the woman had detonated explosives strapped to her body. They also pointed out that they were hunting for another suspected bomber, and a cordon had been thrown round the town, 110 km north of Diyarbak?r, the region’s main city. One bystander told Reuters, “It was a very quiet day. There was nothing extraordinary. There were no policeman and no paramilitary gendarme in the street.”
“Suddenly we heard an explosion and screams. The people ran to help the injured. Then we saw the ambulance arrive.”
Turkey was the fight against a separatist insurgency in the south is extended, and the explosion came as the government tries to relief for thousands of homeless people by providing a strong earthquake in the Kurdish province of Van widely.
?ahin was addressing a press conference in Van, where he was part of the team is supervised relief work.
In Diyarbakir, police water cannons to disperse stone-throwing youths in a protest, that the organs of the Kurdistan Workers Party 24 (PKK) militants held in a military operation over a week ago, killed in a morgue in the neighboring province of Malatya were.
The army has killed a total of 49 were killed after mounting a hunt for militants on the border with northern Iraq, after 24 Turkish soldiers in simultaneous raids at their posts in Hakkari province in the south. (AFP/Reuters)