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Turkey: bomb attack kills at least 7 people close to a police station in Gaziantep


At least seven people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a bomb attack in Gaziantep, south-eastern Turkey, security sources and media say.

The suspected car bomb exploded close to a police station in Gaziantep, Turkey’s Dogan news agency reported.

Police officers were reported to be among the casualties and media showed a bus and other vehicles on fire.

At least seven people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a bomb attack in Gaziantep

At least seven people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a bomb attack in Gaziantep

No group has so far said it carried out the attack.

However, rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are active in south-eastern Turkey, which has a Kurdish majority.

Gaziantep’s governor Erdal Ata said the explosion had been caused by a remote-controlled car bomb, the Dogan agency said.

Earlier on Monday, two Turkish soldiers were killed and another wounded in a mine blast in south-eastern Hakkari province. Turkish officials blamed the attack on the PKK.

Clashes between the PKK – which seeks autonomy for the Kurds – and Turkey’s armed forces have increased in south-eastern Turkey over the past year.

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