Another VBIED attack has occurred in the city of Diyarbakir, south eastern Turkey. According to Hurriyet Daily News it allegedly targeted a minibus carrying Turkish police, killing 7 police officers and injuring a further 27, including civilians and police.
- Hurriyet Daily News article (31 Mar 2016) – Seven police officers killed in Diyarbakır car bomb attack, 27 injured:
Quote from Hurriyet Daily News article linked above:
‘Seven police officers have been killed and 27 people have been injured, including 13 police officers, in a car bomb attack targeting a police shuttle in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır. The attack took place near the city’s bus terminal on March 31.’
Attacks in Turkey have increased dramatically in recent months, perpetrated predominantly by the Kurdish PKK splinter group The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks/Falcons (or TAK) and IS.
No group has yet claimed involvement in this latest attack and no confirmation has been provided by Turkish authorities as yet.
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