October 21, 2016

Car bomb hits police vehicle in Turkish city of Diyarbakir, 13 wounded: officials

Plainclothes police officers and security officers gather at the scene following a car bomb attack on a police vehicle in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey

A car bomb struck an armored police vehicle on Tuesday in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir, located in the mainly Kurdish southeast, wounding 13 people, security officials said.

A Reuters witness heard a large explosion in the city center, followed by the wail of ambulance sirens after the attack. Parts of Diyarbakir have seen intense security operations since a three-decade conflict between the state and Kurdish militants reignited in July 2015.

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