Roadside bomb in southeastern Turkey kills 8

By REUTERS
October 18, 2011 20:25

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - A roadside bomb planted by suspected Kurdish rebels exploded in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, killing five policemen and three civilians including a child, security officials said.

The bomb, placed on a road in the Guroymak district of Turkey's Bitlis province, struck a police vehicle as it returned from a shooting range, officials said.

Five policemen inside the vehicle as well as three civilian bystanders, including a two-year-old girl, were killed by the blast, they said. Three people were being treated for wounds.

Kurdish separatists have carried out a string of attacks in southeastern Turkey in recent months, killing more than 50 Turkish personnel since July. Bitlis is located in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey.


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