PKK terrorists burn down public school in Turkey's southeastern Van

VAN, Turkey
Published 10.04.2016 14:52
Updated 10.04.2016 14:57
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A public school located in Turkey's eastern province of Van was burned down by supporters of the PKK terror organization on Saturday night, the National Education Directorate said on Sunday.

Van national education director Kıyasettin Kirekin said that the incident took place on Saturday night in Edremit district; the three-story public school was extensively damaged.

PKK supporters came to the school's garden, damaged security cameras, broke first-floor windows, then threw Molotov cocktails inside.

Firefighters came to the scene quickly and controlled the fire.

"The building has become unusable and the cost of damage is around 200,000 Turkish liras ($70,000)," Kirekin said.

He condemned the attack, saying that the Turkish government will repair the building, making it ready for the next semester.

The PKK-listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU-resumed its 30-year armed campaign against Turkey in July last year.

Since then, more than 350 Turkish security personnel and thousands of terrorists have been killed.

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