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Car bomb targets police in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

In Survival on May 17, 2016 at 12:24 pm

The Property Gazette

A deadly blast has rocked the southeastern Turkish city. Kurdish rebels have been regularly attacking police and military targets since a peace process with Ankara collapsed last year.

Turkish police stands guard on the streets as anti terror operation against PKK terrorist group continues at the Sur district of Diyarbakır, Turkey on January 20, 2016
(Photo: Stringer / Anadolu Agency)

The bombing took place in the Baglar district of the Kurdish-majority city, Diyarbakir, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. The target of the attack was a police unit in the center of the city. At least three people were killed and 23 injured in the attack, security officials said.

The Anatolia news agency called the Tuesday bombing a “terrorist attack.”

Diyarbakir has come under increased attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) for several months, as the Turkish military has intensified its operations against the group inside the country and in neighboring Iraq and Syria. A fragile peace process between Ankara and rebels collapsed in July.

Earlier on Tuesday, two police officers were killed while trying to defuse a roadside…

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