Bomb blast kills Turkish police officers

Bomb blast kills Turkish police officers

A car bomb attack killed four Turkish police officers and wounded 20 other people in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Thursday, a government official said, the latest violence to hit the biggest city in the largely Kurdish region.

The attack targeted a minibus carrying members of the police special forces, a security source said, adding that civilians were also among the wounded. The explosion hit the vehicle as it passed near a bus station in Diyarbakir, broadcaster Haberturk TV said. Ambulances rushed to the scene, it said.

The southeast has been scorched by waves of violence since a ceasefire between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the government collapsed last July.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. A PKK offshoot has claimed two car bomb attacks this year in the capital Ankara.Read  more


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