Turkey, Diyarbakir: A security source said, fourteen people were wounded when an explosion hit a passing police vehicle in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Thursday. The private Dogan news agency said a car bomb targeted a bus transporting police. The agency blamed “terrorists” for the incident, using the government designation for Kurdish rebels.
Broadcaster Haberturk TV said the blast hit near a bus station in the city, the largest in the mainly Kurdish southeast. Ambulances rushed to the scene, Haberturk said. An opposition politician based in Diyarbakir, Omer Tastan, confirmed there had been an explosion in the city, which has suffered renewed violence between security forces and Kurdish militants. The southeast has been scorched by waves of violence since a ceasefire between the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the government collapsed last July.