Explosion in Turkey: 5 dead, scores injured (UPDATING)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 15
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
Latest on the explosion in Diyarbakir, Turkey
16:43 (GMT+4) A car bomb attack near a traffic police station in the district of Cinar in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir Province has killed five and injured more than 25, Haberturk newspaper reports.
Three of the killed and 11 of the injured are police officers.
Rescuers and ambulance crews are working on the scene.
Reportedly, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group stands behind the explosion.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
14:44 (GMT+4) A huge explosion has occurred near a traffic police station in the Sukurlu village located between the Cinar and the Bismil districts of the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Dogan News Agency has reported.
A number of ambulances were deployed to the scene, Hurriyet reports.