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Car Bomb Kills Six In Turkey's Kurdish Region


Turkish police officers and rescue personnel carry the body of an injured man at the site of a car-bomb explosion in Diyardakir on August 15.

Turkish police officers and rescue personnel carry the body of an injured man at the site of a car-bomb explosion in Diyardakir on August 15.

Four police officers and two civilians have been killed by a car bomb in southeastern Turkey.

Officials reported that the August 15 explosion occurred outside a police building on a busy road in rural Diyarbakir Province, which has been the site of clashes between security forces and Kurdish militants since a cease-fire collapsed in July 2015.

At least 25 people have been injured, including eight police.

Although officials are blaming the attack on Kurdish militants, there has been no claim of responsibility.

According to the International Crisis Group, 1,856 security personnel, Kurdish militants, and civilians have been killed since the cease-fire fell apart.

Based on reporting by dpa, AFP, and Reuters
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