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Car bomb explosion claims 7 lives in Turkey

Car bomb explosion claims 7 lives in Turkey

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.

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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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