Ankara-Tehran Train Attacked in Turkey’s Soil, No Human Casualties

Ankara-Tehran Train Attacked in Turkey’s Soil, No Human Casualties
Thu Jul 30, 2015 18:04:12

Terrorists attacked the Ankara-Tehran train in Turkey's Bingol province on Thursday, Al-Alam News Network reports.


According to Hurriyet daily website, the attack took place in Ganch region of Turkey's Bingol province and in relation to a mine explosion.

Salim Kusshgar, the governor-general of Bingol province, said that the Ankara-Tehran passenger train, called the Trans Asia Train, was attacked by the PKK terrorist group.

"A number of the train's wagons were damaged, but the explosion caused no human casualties and the train continued its procession," he added.

The mine was exploded using a remote control device, Hurriyet wrote.

The PKK has increased its operations inside the Turkish soil after Ankara's air force attacked the ISIL positions in Syria and Kurdish PKK militants in Northern Iraq on Friday night.

After the attack, an explosion hit the Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline in the eastern Turkish province of Agrı on Monday. Iran stopped gas flow to that country immediately after being informed of the incident.

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