Car bomb kills two, wounds 18 in southeast Turkey.

By bne IntelliNews November 5, 2012
A car bomb on Sunday killed two people, including an 11 year old child, and wounded 17 others, two in serious condition, in the town of Semdinli, in Turkeys southeast. The target of the attack is believed to be a vehicle carrying polis officers but most of the wounded were passers-by. The attack is blamed on the terrorist organisation PKK. One soldier and three PKK militants were also killed in fresh clashes in Turkeys southeast on Friday. Meanwhile, police fired tear gas and water cannon in Istanbul on Sunday to disperse a group which staged a demonstration to support Kurdish hunger strikers. Around 700 Kurdish militants have been on hunger strike for more than 50 days, demanding better conditions for the PKKs jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ocalan would not be released because of the hunger strikes which he calls a blackmail. Erdogan also said according to recent public opinion surveys majority of people want capital punishment to be reintroduced.

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