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Car bomb blast in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast region

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Car bomb explosion in Turkey kills civilians, police

A car bomb explosion which rocked the largest city in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast region has claimed the lives of an unspecified number of civilians and policemen.

Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said both police and civilians were killed following the blast which occurred in Diyarbakir’s Baglar district, near a building used by the riot police.

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The Diyarbakir governor’s office said it was believed to have been caused by a car bomb carried out by the rebels of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said several ambulances were sent to the scene. The private Dogan news agency reported that as many as 30 people were hurt in the blast.

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