Bomb blast kills six police officers in Turkey

Published March 31st, 2016 - 05:12 GMT
A bombing attack in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, killed six police officers. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
A bombing attack in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, killed six police officers. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

Six police officers were martyred Thursday afternoon in a PKK bomb attack in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir. 

Security sources told Anadolu Agency that 14 police officers and nine civilians were also injured when a bomb exploded while a police service vehicle was passing in Diyarbakir province’s Baglar district. 

The Diyarbakir prosecutor office, in charge of investigating the attack, said it suspected a parked car bomb was detonated when the special operation police forces' vehicle was passing. 

Numerous cars near the explosion site, the Intercity bus terminal and other buildings were damaged as well

The PKK resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. 

Since then, over 350 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK militants killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material


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