Car Bomb By PKK at Police Station Kills Five
The attack on Wednesday night targeted the police station in the town of Cinar, in the mostly-Kurdish Diyarbakir province, and police lodgings at the compound, the Diyarbakir governor’s office said. The force of the blast caused a house close to the police station to collapse.
The attack killed two people at the police lodgings and three people died inside the collapsed house.
Another police station was also attacked with rocket launchers in Midyat, a town in the province of Mardin, in what appeared to be a simultaneous assault. No casualties were reported there.
The attack came a day after a suicide bomber detonated explosives in Istanbul’s main tourist district, killing 10 Germans. Turkish officials say the bomber was affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group.
Clashes between Turkey’s security forces and PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Part) reignited in July, shattering a fragile peace process.
Authorities have since imposed extended curfews in flashpoint neighbourhoods and towns in the mainly Kurdish-populated south-east region of the country as the security forces battle Kurdish militants linked to the PKK.