Four police officers and three civilians lost their lives when a bomb planted in a car exploded outside a police station near the southeastern Diyarbakir city of Turkey.
Reports say the bomb blast injured 21 people, including six police officers who were standing near a police control post on a highway leading southeast from Diyarbakir to the city of Batman.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack but local officials are pointing accusing finger at the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels for the attack.
“This car bomb targeting a police station shows how southeastern Turkey is a region that’s still being plagued by deadly violence,” Al Jazeera’s Reza Sayah, reporting from Gaziantep in southern Turkey, said.
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