Rockets pummel airport in southeast Turkey, none hurt
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Rockets pummel airport in southeast Turkey, none hurt

Kurdish PKK rebels blamed for attack after four missiles hit open area next to guard post in Diyarbakir

Illustrative: Turkish soldiers wait at a check point in Diyarbakir on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
Illustrative: Turkish soldiers wait at a check point in Diyarbakir on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

ISTANBUL — Kurdish militants on Saturday fired four rockets at the airport in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, without causing casualties, the Dogan news agency said.

The rockets landed in an empty area close to a police control post at the airport, causing explosions that were heard throughout the city and shattering windows.

Police were sent to the scene but there were no reports of either dead or wounded, the report said.

Dogan news agency said the attack was carried out by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has fought the Turkish state for over three decades.

Reports said that the road to the airport was closed and flights suspended after the rocket fire.

The southeast of Turkey has been wreaked by violence since the summer of 2015 when a two-and-a-half-year PKK ceasefire collapsed.

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