Truck Bomb Kills 11, Wounds 78 In Turkey

At least 11 people have been killed, and a further 78 wounded, following a truck bombing, at a police headquarters, in southeast Turkey.

A suicide truck bombing at a police headquarters in the town of Cizre, in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast, killed at least 11 and wounded dozens on Friday, two days after Turkey launched an incursion against Islamic State and Kurdish militia fighters in Syria.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said there was no doubt that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency for Kurdish autonomy, was responsible for the attack in Sirnak province, which borders Syria and Iraq.

The provincial governor’s office said 11 police officers were killed and 78 people, three of them civilians, wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The bombing in the town of Cizre was the latest in a series of attacks since a ceasefire with the PKK collapsed more than a year ago.

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