Train driver wounded by bomb blast on rail line in southeast Turkey

By REUTERS
September 25, 2016 18:15

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - The driver of a freight train was slightly wounded on Sunday when a bomb left on a railway track in southeastern Turkey was detonated as the train came past, security sources said, blaming Kurdish militants for the explosion.

The train's locomotive was damaged in the incident near the town of Saray in Van province, near the Iranian border, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency against Turkish forces, has in the past attacked railroads, pipelines and other targets it considers strategic in the mainly Kurdish southeast.


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