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Five killed, 39 wounded in car bomb attack on police HQ in Turkey

By Khaama Press - Thu Jan 14 2016, 10:37 am

TurkeyFive people have been killed and 39 others sustained injuries after a car bomb targeted police headquarters in south-eastern Turkey.

Reports suggest that the Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was detonated at the entrance of the multi-storey police building.

The blast was so powerful that also damaged nearby residential buildings besides almost completely destroying the police HQ.

The provincial governor’s office while confirming the explosion held the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) responsible for it.

Information released by the governor’s office states that Kurdish militants launched a car bomb attack on a police complex in the province of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey overnight, killing five people and wounding 39.

Diyarbakir province has the seen violent clashes between PKK separatists and the Turkish army in recent months.

Last night’s attack comes a day after at least ten people were killed and fifteen others wounded in an ISIS-linked attack in Sultanahmet tourist district of Istanbul.

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