16:34 GMT23 January 2021
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    According to media reports, the attack was conducted by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which the Turkish authorities have designated as a terrorist group.

    At least two workers have been killed and eight more have been wounded in a terrorist attack in Catak, Van province, Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez said on late Monday.

    According to the authorities, criminals targeted a civil service vehicle with handmade explosives at around 6 pm local time.

    Bilmez visited those injured in the hospital and confirmed that their lives are not in danger.

    According to Anadolu Agency, citing the local authorities, the attack was committed by the PKK, banned as a terrorist group by Ankara. The PKK has been seeking to establish autonomy in the country, and Turkey has been fighting the group since the 1980s.

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