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At Least 10 Police Officers Injured In Turkish Bomb Attack

At least 10 police officers have been injured by a roadside-bomb explosion in eastern Turkey.

The incident occurred on July 14 as officers were riding in a police bus near the town of Van.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but police in the area have been targeted in the past by fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had visited Van on July 13 and delivered a speech ruling out negotiating with the PKK.

He also said security forces would continue to act against the group until it lays down its arms.

Also on July 14, police clashed with Kurdish protesters holding a rally in support of imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan in the city of Diyarbakir.

Around 20 people were reported injured, including a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP
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