A car bomb exploded this evening near a police station in eastern Van province, Turkey, causing three dead and about 120 injured today officials said.

Among the injured are 20 police officers and several houses in the vicinity of the police station were damaged, according to the provincial governor, Ibrahim Tasypan, quoted by the Anadolu news agency

The attack, committed about 23:00 local time on Wednesday, was attributed to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which last Monday perpetrated another attack in the province of Diyarbakir, which resulted in eight deaths.

After the attack this evening, police detained a suspected member of the PKK, the Turkish authorities suspect leaving the car bomb in front of the police station, said the Anadolu agency.

Police today questioned the suspect, while security forces put themselves in a field operation to find those responsible for the attack.

The Turkish security forces suffer almost daily attacks by the PKK after the end of the unilateral ceasefire by the failure of peace talks with the government in July 2015.

The PKK, classified as terrorist by Turkey undertook in 1984 an armed struggle against the state demand for more autonomy for more than 12 million Kurds living in the country.


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