Car bomb explodes near police station in eastern Turkey: Dogan news

A car bomb exploded near a police station in Turkey’s eastern province of Van near the Iranian border on Wednesday, private broadcaster Dogan news agency reported.

Many police and ambulances were seen rushing to the scene, Dogan said. The blast targeted a station that also serves as a police barracks, it said.

Soldiers, medics, rescue teams and officials work at the blast scene where two officers and one civilian were killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Ihlas News Agency via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TURKEY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN TURKEY.     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2KY6L

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but Kurdish militants frequently target police stations and other security force outposts with car bombs. Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast has been scorched with violence since a 2-1/2-year ceasefire between the state and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party fell apart in July last year.

Source: Reuters

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