10:08 May. 13, 2016
Explosions took place in southeastern Diyarbakir province and near military barracks in Istanbul
Several deadly explosions hit Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province and Istanbul on late Thursday, May 12. The blasts, which rocked the surrounding buildings, killed four suspected bomb makers and left two dozen people wounded, Daily Sabah reported.
Turkish government put blame for at least one the attacks on the members of the Kurdistan Workers Party, declared a terrorist organisation in the country.
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The first detonation which hit a highway in the province was heard from far away. Ambulances and police dispatched to the site found several people injured.
Another blast took place in the Sarikamis district, located around 25 kilometres away from Diyarbakır, presumably killed four suspected bomb makers, 17 people were wounded.
The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Turkey informed, the detonation happened as the PKK members loaded explosives onto a truck.
These blasts followed a car bomb attack that took place earlier that day near military barracks in Istanbul. The explosion left five servicemen and three civilians wounded. According to the preliminary reports, the vehicle was detonated remotely.