Outlawed Kurdish rebels on Thursday claimed a deadly attack on a police station in southeastern Turkey that killed six people including a pregnant policewoman.
The claim by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party was issued after a bloody two days that shattered the start of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Turkey.
“A major suicide attack was carried out on the police headquarters of the fascist state forces in Midyat town… by our comrade,” the PKK said in a statement.
It said the six-storey police station was a place where “all kinds of dirty plans… and pressure” were applied against “our people and our values”.
The number of dead from Wednesday’s attack rose to six after a third police officer died, Turkish media reported. The other two officers were both women, one of them pregnant.