Car bomb hits Dersim, SE Turkey

A car bomb struck the district of Ovacik in Tunceli (Dersim) Province, southeastern Turkey, according to security sources on Monday.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – A car bomb struck the district of Ovacik in Tunceli (Dersim) Province, southeastern Turkey, according to security sources on Monday.

The car bomb exploded next to a court in Ovacik and injured nine people as well as damaging surrounding buildings in the area, said a security source.

The bomb was detonated at 1:30 p.m. local time.

Following the explosion, ambulances rushed to the area and delivered the injured people to the hospital where three of them were critically wounded.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

On June 8, another car bomb targeted a police station in the town of Midyat in Mardin Province, southeastern Turkey. The bomb killed three people and injured over 30.

The following day, HPG, the military wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), released a statement claiming responsibility for the violence.

The attack followed a blast in Istanbul on June 7 that killed 11, including seven civilians and four police. According to security sources, the Istanbul attack injured at least 36 people.

Turkey has tightened security measures in the last six months to protect governmental buildings from terror attacks by stationing concrete walls in front of the buildings.

 

Editing by Karzan Sulaivany