Car bomb attack in southeast Turkey kills 5, wounds 39 - governor's office

Published: January 14, 2016
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Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey January 12, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Police secure the area after an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey January 12, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY: Kurdish militants launched a car bomb attack on a police complex in the province of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey overnight, killing five people and wounding 39, the provincial governor’s office said on Thursday.

It said Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants carried out the attack on a police station and police accommodation in the Cinar district of Diyarbakir around 11:30 pm.

No concrete clues of “attack targets” in Germany after Istanbul bomb – minister

Ten Germans were killed in Tuesday’s suicide bombing in Istanbul, a spokesperson for the German foreign ministry said on Wednesday, raising the death toll among Germans from 9 previously.

Yesterday, a Turkish official said at least nine of the dead were German, with Davutoglu telephoning Chancellor Angela Merkel to offer his condolences, state media said.

Merkel said the latest attack would deepen German resolve to combat international terrorism.

No concrete clues of “attack targets” in Germany after Istanbul bomb – minister

“Today it hit Istanbul, it has hit Paris, it hit Tunisia, it had already hit Ankara,” she told a news conference in Berlin.

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