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2 killed in attack, rioting in southeast Turkey

Attack on aid group linked to Kurdish Islamist party triggers riots in Turkey; 2 killed

2 killed in attack, rioting in southeast Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Officials say armed attackers in southeast Turkey have killed a director of an aid organization linked to a Kurdish Islamist party, triggering rioting that led to the death of another person.

The governor's office says a policeman and two journalists were injured in Tuesday's incident in the city of Diyarbakir.

The motive for the attack was not known. It comes two days after a pro-Kurdish party made a strong showing in Turkey's parliamentary election.

Relations between the supporters of the two Kurdish groups -- the Islamist Huda Par and the People's Democratic Party -- are tense.

However, the People's Democratic Party strongly condemned the attack, suggesting it was an act of provocation aiming to fuel further enmity between the groups.

Updated : 2021-09-23 06:05 GMT+08:00