48 wounded in blast near AK party headquarters in Turkey

September 14, 2016 5:20 pm
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At least 48 people were wounded when a bomb exploded near the ruling Justice and Development (AK) party headquarters in the Turkish city of Van.

The blast took place between the AK party’s offices and those of the governor. Besir Atalay, a deputy chairman of the AK party, blamed the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ party (PKK) for the attack.

Though it’s not immediately clear, who is behind the blast that took place on the first day of the Muslim holiday of EID Al-Adha.

The blast came a day after the government announced the removal of 28 mayors, mainly over alleged links to the PKK in a move strongly denounced by pro-Kurdish parties.

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