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Aftermath of Turkish car bomb blast, in town of Cizre

A large car bomb has hit a riot police headquarters in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and injuring 70.

The huge explosion at 07:00 (04:00 GMT) targeted a checkpoint, and left the nearby HQ in ruins.

It is unclear who carried out the attack, but Turkish media blamed the banned Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK.

  • 26 Aug 2016
  • From the section Europe
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