Forensic officials work at explosion site, after several police officers were killed in an explosion caused by a bomb-laden car in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. The attack comes one day before Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is due to visit the city, including the historic Sur district where a some neighborhoods are under curfew.
Forensic officials work at explosion site, after several police officers were killed in an explosion caused by a bomb-laden car in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. The attack comes one day before Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is due to visit the city, including the historic Sur district where a some neighborhoods are under curfew. AP

Turkey bombing: Seven police killed, 23 injured in blast

SEVEN police officers have been killed and at least 23 people injured in a bomb attack targeting a Turkish police vehicle in the Kurdish-majority south-eastern city of Diyarbakir.

"We have regrettably lost seven members of the security forces... and we have 14 [police officers] injured," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

"We cannot tolerate this anymore. European countries and other countries, I hope they can see the true face of terrorists in these attacks."

The attack took place a day before Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, whose government has waged a relentless campaign against Kurdish rebels since last summer, was to make a rare visit to the city.

A security source said a remotely-operated car bomb went off as a police vehicle drove past the city's main bus terminal.

Read more at: ABC



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