Another Turkish bombing

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Scene of the explosion.

AT 4.30pm Turkish time on May 10, a bomb exploded near the Tigris Boulevard in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

The explosion was targeted at a police vehicle carrying officers to a nearby station, and it is reported that 15 officers were injured and taken to various hospitals around the city.

Earlier on the same day, two police officers were killed while attempting to defuse a roadside bomb in the eastern Turkish province of Van, according to the Anadolu Agency.

It is believed that these bombs were place by Kurdish rebels, who returned to attacking police and military targets following the collapse of the fragile peace accord in July 2015.

The Turkish Government blames the explosions on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which is considered by the Turks as a terrorist organisation, whilst the PKK considers itself to be freedom fighters, acting to better the country for people of Kurdish extraction.


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