Explosion rocks police headquarters in Turkey

Istanbul

A powerful explosion has hit near a riot police headquarters in Turkey’s southeastern city of Diyarbakir.
Medics said at least four people were injured in the blast that rocked the largest Kurdish-majority city on Tuesday.
The blast could be heard in several areas of Diyarbakir, reports said. Gray smoke was reportedly seen rising from the area. Ambulances and police were sent to the blast’s scene.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the explosion occurred during the repair of a vehicle at the police compound.
Tensions have been running high in Turkey’s Kurdish-dominated southeast since a ceasefire declared by the PKK collapsed in 2015 in the wake of Ankara’s military operations against the Kurdish group’s positions both inside the country as well as in northern Iraq.—Agencies

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