Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb Sunday outside a military checkpoint in southeast Turkey, killing ten soldiers and eight civilians, the prime minister said. Turkey immediately launched a military operation against the rebels in response.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim gave the death toll during a press conference in Istanbul and condemned the attack.
“For the stability of our country, we will continue doing everything we can to save our homeland and our nation from the forces of terrorism,” he said.
Cuneyit Orhan Toprak, governor of Hakkari province where the attack took place, told that private news channel NTV that 27 others wounded in the attack were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. Eleven of them were soldiers, the Turkish military said.
(When this sort of thing happens in Europe or North America, it takes days before even an uncertain guess at the motives and ethnicity of the attacker is said clearly. Even though its always Muslims.)
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(Here is a fantastic example of contemporary lie-by-ommission of the government-media complex. There is no indicator whatsoever of motive. The argument that precipitated this event is not detailed whatsoever. The attacker is described only so far. But not far enough to tell if he is muslim. yet oddly, the attack in Turkey was blamed on the Kurds before the echo of the blast died.)
A man was inches away from death as he was slashed across the neck in a ‘vicious and unprovoked attack’ on board a tram.
The 36-year-old was cut with a knife while riding a Metrolink tram in Manchester.
He was lucky to be alive after his neck was sliced open, as the blade missed his carotid artery by mere inches.
The man had reportedly become involved in a heated exchange with another passenger as he traveled to Ashton.
The attacker slashed at his victims neck in front of other passengers.