Turkey/ Terrorism: Landmine kills 12 on minibus in southeast

According to Security Sources, at least 12 persons have been killed when a minibus exploded in the Village of Gecitli in the south-eastern Hakkari Province on Thursday morning.

Reportedly, the explosion was caused by a remote-detonated IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in an action which has been attributed to the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party).

Turkey is reeling from a bloody summer of clashes with the PKK, the latest in a conflict that has simmered for more than 25 years. More than 30,000 people, mostly ethnic Kurds, have been killed in the conflict.