Qatar has strongly condemned an attack by the PKK terrorist organization on a civilian bus in the Turkey’s eastern province of Van.

Two road workers were killed and eight others were injured on Monday in the terrorist attack in eastern Turkey.

“Qatar expresses its strong condemnation of the attack that targeted a civilian bus in Van State, eastern Turkey,” the Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Qatar reiterates its firm position on rejecting violence and terrorism, whatever the motives and reasons are,” the statement read.

A service vehicle of a construction firm working on the Belbuka Plateau in Catak in Van province was attacked by PKK terrorists with handmade explosives, according to a statement from the Van Governor’s Office.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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