Several injured in explosion close to headquarters of Turkey's ruling party

Several injured in explosion close to headquarters of Turkey's ruling party

Several people have been injured in an explosion near the Turkish ruling party headquarters and the governor's office in the eastern province of Van, according to Turkey's state-run news agency.

The Anadolu agency said the explosion occurred on Monday morning on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, an Islamic holiday.

Burhan Kayaturk, a member of parliament from the ruling AKP party, told private channel HaberTurk that there are 11 wounded.

Ambulances have rushed the wounded to nearby hospitals and many police cars and fire engines have been dispatched to the area.

Turkey has suffered a string of attacks in recent months from both Kurdish militants linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK as well as from Islamic State, resulting in dozens of casualties.

More in this Section

Man in critical condition following east London stabbingMan in critical condition following east London stabbing

Doctors join climate change protest to warn of health dangersDoctors join climate change protest to warn of health dangers

Indian prime minister picks up rubbish from beachIndian prime minister picks up rubbish from beach

UK stabbings ‘unlikely to have been politically or religiously motivated’UK stabbings ‘unlikely to have been politically or religiously motivated’


Lifestyle

Halloween has really upped the ante in recent years here, hasn’t it?We have moved on considerably since the days of a bin liner fashioned with holes for arms and necks

Sandhoppers for breakfast? It’s just not cricketCrickets for lunch anyone? Time - is running out - to get over our western food prejudices

Why did the Neanderthals go extinct?, asks Richard CollinsDid ear and chest infections wipe out our neanderthal ancestors?

Corkbeg Island near the mouth of Cork Harbour is today an industrial location with Ireland’s only oil refinery whose silver cylinders dominate the low-lying island like giant mugs, writes Dan McCarthy. Islands of Ireland: 'Tanks' for the memories Corkbeg

More From The Irish Examiner