: Deadly car bombing in southern Turkey

11:49 Apr. 12, 2016

Deadly car bombing in southern Turkey

Turkish security official stands at the entrance of Netherlands' Consulate in Istanbul, March 23, 2016 (AP Photo)

One person is dead, dozens injured after a vehicle packed with explosives crashed at police station

A car loaded with explosives crashed at a police base in southern Turkey on April 11. The attack took place late in the evening in the town of Hani (Diyarbakir province). According to the local media, one policeman died in the blast and 47 were wounded, 8 civilians among them. Around two dozen ambulances arrived at the site of the attack.

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Turks say the explosion was so intense that it rocked buildings around the town and shattered windows.

Southern Turkey which is mostly populated by Kurds has seen several attacks in the last year. 5 people died in the blast in Diyarbakir in January. Another explosion in late March left 10 persons wounded and several reportedly dead.

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The Turkish government blames "ISIL" and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, which abandoned a two-year ceasefire with Ankara in summer 2015.

Kurdistan Workers Party is considered a terrorist organisation by the E.U and the United States. Ankara has declared it's going to terminate the Party by all means.

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