ANKARA — Ten soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Sunday when outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants staged a car bomb attack targeting a military post in southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced.
Altogether 18 were killed in the suicide attack when a PKK bomber blew himself up inside a bomb-laden pickup that drove into the Durak gendarmerie road checkpoint, Yildirim said while speaking ahead of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) consultation meeting.
The prime minister said that five tons of explosives were used in the attack.(Turkey-PKK-Bomb)
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JAKARTA — An earthquake measuring 6.2 Richter scale jolted eastern parts of Indonesia on Sunday evening, but was not potential for tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.
The quake hit at 21:46 p.m. Jakarta time (1446 GMT) with epicenter at 52 km northwest Halmahera of Maluku Utara province, and depth at 117 km under sea bed, an official of the agency told Xinhua by phone.(Indonesia-Quake)
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KHARTOUM — United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Sunday said it has not received any testimony, information, complaint or any other evidences about the use of chemical weapons by Sudanese government forces at Darfur’s Jebel Marra area.
“UNAMID has 20,000 military and civilian components in Darfur, including at Jebel Marra, where no member of the mission has received any testimony or a complaint that refers to the use of chemical weapons,” UNAMID chief Martin Uhomoibhi was quoted as saying in a statement by Sudan’s Foreign Ministry following his meeting with Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour.(Sudan-UNAMID-Chemical Weapons) Enditem