Turkey: PKK attacks two Antioch police stations

Two wounded in ongoing PKK offensive

14 August, 17:16

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, AUGUST 14 - Insurgents from the Kurdish separatist PKK party attacked two police stations near Antioch, along the Syrian border in Hatay province, Hurriyet daily online reported on Tuesday.

At least two police officers were wounded in the double attack, Hurriyet said.

This follows on the kidnapping on Sunday of Turkish MP Huseyin Aygun, of the opposition social-democratic Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi - CHP), and on last week's attack on a military bus in Smirna, in western Turkey, which killed one soldier and wounded 11. Beginning in July, the PKK has launched an offensive in Turkish Kurdistan, which has left 150 dead so far. Turkey, which supports the Sunni Muslim-led uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accuses Syria of supporting the PKK, which the US and the EU say is a terrorist organization. A majority of the camps that house the 60,000 Syrian refugees that have crossed the border since the beginning of the anti-Assad uprising 17 months ago are in the Antioch area.



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