ASIA NEWS REPORT: by NAT da Polis
A child and
passersby victims of blast. PKK attacks usually target armed forces. Area of
explosion close to Turkish-Syrian boarder, a collection point for refugees
fleeing from war in Syria.
Istanbul (AsiaNews) - At least 8 people were killed and 60 were injured some
seriously in a car bombing close to the Gaziantep police station at around 8pm
local time yesterday evening. The city is on the Turkish Syrian boarder.
Responsibility for the remote controlled attack has been attributed to the
Kurdish PKK (Kurdish Workers Party considered a terrorist group by Turkey, USA
and EU) , who so far, however, have not claimed part in the attack.
The PKK hare no strangers to violent and bloody attacks: most bombings target
Turkish military forces and are concentrated in the south east of the nation,
which has a majority Kurdish population.
What is most shocking about this attack is that it targets the civilian
population - passersby and a child are among the victims - the city of
Gaziantep, one of the biggest I the area, is very close to the Turkish-Syrian
boarder and up until now had been spared from attacks.
Il fatto preoccupa assai Ankara , per gli sviluppi imprevedibili che esso può
avere in questa zona del Medio Oriente divenuta esplosiva
Ankara is deeply concerned by the explosion and maintains that Syria is
arming PKK militants, who are intensifying their ties with Syrian Kurds who
control northern Syria.
Recently Ankara announced that at least 70 thousand Syrian refugees has
crossed into Turkey and declared that they could not welcome any more than 100
thousand for fear that the same refugees could become a walking time bomb.
Turkish authorities fear that the Syrian conflict could spread within its own
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