Police officer killed, 10 people wounded in bomb in east Turkey

By REUTERS
October 23, 2016 12:35

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - A police officer was killed and 10 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a passing police vehicle in the eastern Turkish province of Bingol on Sunday, security sources said.

The bomb, planted by militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), was detonated near the district governor's office, the security sources said.

Six police officers were among the injured, they said.

Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast has been hit by waves of violence since the collapse of a 2-1/2-year ceasefire between the state and the PKK last year.


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