PKK bomb hits freight train in eastern Turkey, 1 hurt

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Cemal Asan and Sitki Yildiz

VAN, Turkey (AA) – A bomb planted by the PKK terrorist group hit a freight train in eastern Van province on Sunday, injuring at least one and damaging three wagons, according to the local railway station directorate.

The local directorate in the province’s Saray district told Anadolu Agency that PKK terrorists detonated the bomb when the TCDD-53032 train passed by as it came from the Kapikoy border gate located along the Turkish-Iranian border, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) away from Saray.

The PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU – resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year. Since then, more than 600 security personnel have been martyred and more than 7,000 PKK terrorists killed.