Car bomb explodes near police station in eastern Turkey

August 17, 2016 23:56

ANKARA - 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.

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.

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