VIDEO: Large Explosion in Diyarbakir in Turkey by Kurdish Rebels

Mon Aug 15, 2016 17:51:11

Kurdish rebels detonated a car bomb at a police station in southeast Turkey on Monday, wounding several people, state-run media reports said.

Television footage from the local DHA news agency showed a three-storey building in the city of Diyarbakir that appeared to have been gutted by the blast.

The attack targeted a traffic-police station on a highway linking Diyarbakir and the town of Batman, the Anadolu Agency reported.

The agency said the explosion tore a large crater on the highway.

A senior official who spoke on condition of anonymity later blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK.

He said several individuals were killed or wounded, but did not provide further details.

Turkey and its allies consider the PKK a terrorist organization, AP reported.

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