Car bomb attack leaves seven dead, dozens injured in Turkey

Photo: The site of the car bomb explosion (Reuters)

At least seven police officers were killed and 27 people injured when a car bomb hit a police vehicle, on Thursday, in Turkey’s Kurdish-dominated city of Diyarbakir in the southeast of the country, Turkish officials have said.

The car bomb explosion  took place near a busy bus terminal, damaging several cars and shattering almost all the windows of a multi-storey building.

14 civilians and 13 police officers were among those injured during the attack.

Several ambulances rushed to the site of the explosion.

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Friday claimed responsibility for Thursday’s car bomb attack, a statement on a PKK website said.

The attack, which came a day before Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to the largely Kurdish southeast, was one of the larger car bombings in months of violence in the region.

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