Nine killed and 64 wounded in Turkey car bomb attack

Nine killed and 64 wounded in Turkey car bomb attack

ANKARA: Nine people were killed and 64 people were wounded in a car bomb attack at a police headquarters in the town of Cizre in southeast Turkey on Friday, hospital sources said.

State-run Anadolu Agency says the attack on Friday targeted a checkpoint some 50 meters away from a police station in the town of Cizre, in Sirnak province that borders both Syria and Iraq and has a largely Kurdish population.

It said the blast caused severe damage to the police station.

Militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, have carried out a string of car bomb attacks on police and military in recent months.

Violence between the PKK and the security forces resumed last year, after the collapse of a fragile peace process.

Source Dawn News


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