Rocket attack on Turkish airport

The Turkish city of Diyarbakir

Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey’s southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday 29 August. Fortunately there have been no immediate reports of casualties.

Four rockets were fired at a police checkpoint outside the VIP lounge, and passengers and staff were taken inside the terminal building for safety, Dogan news agency reported. The attack happened not long before midnight on Saturday night in Turkey,

Broadcaster NTV said the rockets landed on wasteland nearby. There were no casualties and no disruption to flights, Diyarbakir governor Huseyin Aksoy told the news channel.

This is the latest development in an insurgency that has persisted for over 30 years in the predominantly Kurdish southeast ofthe country.

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