Two injured as bomb explodes in front of Diyarbakır military lodging complex

May 27, 2011, Friday/ 09:55:00

Two people were injured when a percussion bomb exploded in front of a housing complex for military families in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır late on Thursday.

The percussion bomb, placed by unknown assailants, exploded on Ali Emiri Street. The loud explosion injured two civilians and caused panic among those living in the housing complex. Diyarbakır Governor Mustafa Toprak, Diyarbakır Police Chief Mustafa Sağlam and Diyarbakır Gendarmerie Regiment Commander Col. Mustafa Erdem visited the scene after the explosion.

Governor Toprak said the injured civilians are in good condition. An investigation has been opened into the explosion.

Turkey has been scene to such bombings for the past few weeks, with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) stepping up its acts of violence ahead of the June 12 parliamentary elections. Seven civilians and a police officer were injured in an explosion early on Thursday in İstanbul. The explosion took place near Akmerkez, one of İstanbul's leading shopping centers.

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