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PKK launches an RPG attack on Turkey’s Diyarbakir airport

PKK fighters stand in formation [file photo]
PKK fighters stand in formation [File photo]

No one was hurt after PKK militants launched a rocket-propelled grenade attack on an airport in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province, the governor’s office said in a statement.

It said the attack in Baglar district caused minor damage at the airport complex.

Flights continued after a momentary pause during the police investigation at the scene, the statement said. It added the target was a police checkpoint at the airport. A larger investigation is underway to catch the perpetrators.

Diyarbakir is home to a large Kurdish population, in a region where Kurdish militants have waged an insurgency for more than 30 years.

The PKK – listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and EU – resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year, since when more than 600 security personnel have been martyred and around 7,000 PKK terrorists killed.

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