Havy Explosion In Turkey’s Diyarbakır Casualties Reported

A Turkish official said four Kurdish rebels were killed while loading explosives onto a truck in southeastern Turkey ddddddon Thursday, hours after a separate blast targeting the military in Istanbul wounded eight.

The explosion that killed the Kurdish rebels occurred in the province of Diyarbakir in the Sarikamiş district and it wounded 10 others, according to the official.

Sarikamiş is about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir.

In Istanbul, a car bomb targeting the Turkish military exploded, wounding eight people, officials said.The explosion occurred inside a parked car near the entrance to a military garrison in Istanbul’s Sancaktepe neighborhood as the evening rush hour began, the area’s mayor, Ismail Erdem, said.

Five military personnel and three civilians were injured in the explosion, one seriously, Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said.

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