Bomb blast kills children in Turkey's Sirnak

At least two children killed and four wounded in an explosion officials blame on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party.

    Bomb blast kills children in Turkey's Sirnak
    Turkey has stepped up a military campaign in the troubled southeast to eradicate PKK fighters [File: Reuters]

    A bomb blast in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak killed at least two children, local officials said on Saturday.

    Four more children were also wounded in the attack, the governor's office said in a statement, which blamed the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for the explosion.

    Earlier on Saturday, authorities appointed a new mayor to the Sirnak municipality.

    Turkish authorities have been replacing municipal officials in the mainly Kurdish southeast, accusing them of supporting the PKK.

    The government has also stepped up a military campaign in the troubled southeast to eradicate PKK fighters, who have launched repeated attacks since the rupture of a fragile ceasefire last year.

    Tens of thousands of people have been killed since the PKK first took up arms in 1984, with the aim of carving out an independent state for Turkey's Kurdish minority.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News And News Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Can Muslim leaders alter Trump's Jerusalem decision?

    Can Muslim leaders alter Trump's Jerusalem decision?

    Turkish president calls Jerusalem a 'red line' as he hosts an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul.

    'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

    'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

    Fawzi al-Junaidi, 16, denies accusations of throwing stones and protesting, saying he was severely beaten by Israelis.

    Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

    Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

    The US has tried and failed to create a capital for another state before. "Israeli" Jerusalem will be the next Saigon.