Kurdish militants claim car bombing in Turkish city Van

September 13, 2016 16:55

Kurdish militants on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Turkey's southeastern city of Van a day earlier and said it was a response to the removal from office of two dozen mayors from Kurdish-run municipalities.

The blast, close to local government offices, wounded around 50 people, including four police officers and four Iranian citizens thought to have been visiting during the Muslim Eid holiday, officials said.

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