Friday, November 4th, 2016

Car bomb blast kills 1, injures 30 in Turkey

Deepa Dileep | November 4, 2016 12:02 pm Print
Turkey has been plagued by a series of deadly bomb attacks in the past 18 months

A suspected car bomb has killed one person and wounded around 30 others in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Diyarbakir on Friday, according to reports.

The explosion comes a night after 11 politicians of the Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP) were arrested.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast.

Turkey has been plagued by a series of deadly bomb attacks in the past 18 months.

The blast occurred near a police station where the lawmakers apprehended in Diyarbakir had been taken, a security source told The Guardian.

The armed Kurdistan Workers party (PKK) have waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey’s south-east.

 

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