News from Turkey: Turkey PKK conflict: Eight police killed in Cizre bomb - BBC

10:50 Aug. 26, 2016

Turkey PKK conflict: Eight police killed in Cizre bomb - BBC

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A large car bomb has hit a riot police headquarters in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and injuring more than 45

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.

Cizre has been the subject of several curfews in the past few months by Turkish authorities fighting the PKK.

The UN and human rights organisations have demanded an investigation into allegations that more than 100 people were burned to death while sheltering in basements in Cizre - a poor town close to the Syrian border.

Read also Three blasts in Turkey kill at least 12, government pledges 'fierce response'

The Turkish government has rejected allegations that it targeted civilians. Full story  

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