Car bomb incident: Van, Turkey

Key details:

12/09/2016 from Hong Kong

-A car bomb attack in Van, Turkey caused 11 death and at least 27 wounded.

-The explosion took place near the Van Governor’s Office and the provincial headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Beşyol region.

-PKK was suspected to be involved in the planning the attack.

 

Assessment:

The bombing happened on the first day of the Islam’s holy Eid al-Adha, implicating this attack was regionally related. PKK’s involvement was suspected also, and the explosion was very near to Van Governor’s office, which can lead to the possibility of this is a conflict between the Turkish government and the freedom fighters.