Car bomb hits Turkey police station in Kurdish southeast


A car bomb ripped through a police station on Wednesday in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast, injuring several people a day after 11 people were killed in an attack in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency said.

A bomb attack hit a police station in the town of Midyat, said Anatolia, which blamed “terrorists” in a reference to militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Several people were injured and ambulances were dispatched to the scene after the powerful explosion, privately owned NTV television reported.

Violence flared last year between Kurdish rebels and government forces, shattering a 2013 ceasefire reached after secret talks between PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan and the Turkish state.