Seven Police Killed By Diyarbakir Car Bomb

March 31, 2016

Seven police officers have been killed in a car bombing in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

A statement from the police and the local governor’s office said 27 people had also been wounded in the explosion near a bus terminal.

The bomb detonated as a special forces’ armoured bus passed through the mainly Kurdish city, according to state-run media.

It damaged cars and shattered almost all the windows of a nearby high-rise.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is scheduled to visit the southeastern city on Friday – where some neighbourhoods are under a curfew.

The city has suffered renewed violence since a ceasefire between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the government collapsed last July.

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