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Car Bomb Hits Police Station In Southeast Turkey, Killing Six

Police forensic experts examine a destroyed police station in Cinar in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on January 14.
Police forensic experts examine a destroyed police station in Cinar in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on January 14.

A car bomb has hit a police station in southeastern Turkey, killing six people and injuring at least 39. 

Officials said the bomb was detonated late on January 13 at the entrance of a police station in the town of Cinar in the mostly Kurdish Diyarbakir Province.

Two people were killed in the blast, while four more lost their lives when a nearby building collapsed. 

Reports said attackers then targeted the police station with rocket launchers and firearms.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials blamed the blast on the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK).

Diyarbakir Province has seen violent clashes between PKK separatists and the Turkish military since a cease-fire between the sides collapsed in July.

The attack in Cinar came a day after a suicide bomber killed 10 Germans in Istanbul. Officials said the bomber was affiliated with the Islamic State group.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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