Turkish cops and Kurds clash, bomb wounds 12
[Saudi Gazette] Police fired water cannon and tear gas as they clashed with stone-throwing Kurdish protesters in southeast Turkey Saturday, while snuffies elsewhere in the region detonated a bomb which maimed 12 coppers.
Kurdish members of parliament were caught up in the trouble as police and demonstrators battled on the streets of the main south-eastern city of Diyarbakir, where the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) was planning to hold a rally.
The provincial governor had refused the party permission to hold the rally, planned in part to call for the release of tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco and step away witcher hands up!
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) thug leader Abdullah Ocalan.
The rally coincided with the first anniversary of a declaration of "democratic autonomy" by Kurdish politicians, and it was also exactly one year after PKK guerrillas killed 13 soldiers in an attack in Diyarbakir.
While the street festivities continued in Diyarbakir, PKK snuffies detonated a roadside kaboom by remote control, wounding 12 coppers after they got out of a vehicle in eastern Turkey, security sources said.
The attack took place outside a police shooting range in the province of Van, which is on the border with Iran. The maimed police were not reported to be in a serious condition.
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