(ANSAmed) - ROME, MAY 25 - Terrorism has struck in
Turkey once again. Two suicide bombers detonated their car bomb
against a police station in Pinarbasi, central Turkey. The toll
is of one police officer dead and 18 people injured, including
some children who were near the site of the blast.
Turkey's authorities belive the attack (whose authorship has
not yet been claimed), to be the work of PKK separatists. The
Kurdistan Worker's Party has for years been engaged in violent
struggle for the creation of an independent state of Kurdistan.
Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin told Turkis TV that the
terrorist's target had not been the police station but a large
city, probably Istanbul. The terrorists are thought to have
detonated themselves in the small town after having been
intercepted at a road block in the nearby province of
Kahramanmaras, whence they were followed by the police for
around 100 kilometres. Having arrived in front of the police
station in the small town of Pinarbasi, to the east of Kayseri,
and around 320 km from Ankara, police opened fire on the car
and, after returning fire the terrorists detonated their bomb.
The car disintegrated in the powerful blast. Eye-witnesses
told local press they had seen three people on board the car,
but the Interior Ministry spoke of just two terrorists.
In March, a bomb on a motorbike exploded as a police coach
drove past in Istanbul, leading to the injury of 16 police
officers. The last suicide bombing goes back to last October, in
the city of Bingol (Eastern Turkey), where two people were
killed in an attack carried out by a woman on a local
headquarters of the Justice and Development Party of Erdogan. In
November 2010, a suicide bomber detonated themself in a crowed
Taksim Square in Istanbul, injuring 32.
Since the PKK turned to the use of violence, in 1984, the
Kurdish conflict in Turkey has caused over 45,000 deaths, the
army says. The PKK is on the black list of anti-terrorism
organisations in Turkey, the United States and of the European