At least three people have been killed, and a further 45 wounded, including 12 police officers, following a bomb attack in southeastern Turkey.
Three people have been killed, and a further 45 injured, after a bomb-laden vehicle detonated near a police bus, in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province, police sources told Anadolu Agency. At least 12 of the wounded were reportedly police officers.
The attack took place in the central Baglar district of Diyarbakir province, the police sources said, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking with the media.
The governor’s office in Diyarbakir province said that the bomb blast occurred as several suspects, who had been detained for “appropriating a factory on behalf of the PKK terrorist organisation”, were being taken for medical checks.
“Forty-five people, including 12 police officers, were injured in the explosion. Three people, who were severely injured, succumbed to [their wounds] at the hospital.” the office said in a statement.
The governor’s office said that there were nine police officers and seven suspects in the police bus.
The three people killed in the attack, believed to have been terror suspects, had been detained for seizing a factory on behalf of the banned Kurdish PKK organization in the Bismil district of Diyarbakir.