Blast in Turkey's Southeast Kills 4 Police Officers, Wounds 14

An explosion in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir killed at least four police officers and wounded 14 other people on Thursday, according to state-run Anadolu news agency.

The blast struck a police bus at about 5 p.m., shattering windows of nearby buildings, NTV television reported. TV footage showed a white, heavily damaged minibus and police cordoning off an area around the blast site as ambulances stood nearby. NTV said police were trying to confirm whether the blast was caused by a car bomb.

At least 35 people were killed in a car bombing in Turkey’s capital of Ankara earlier this month. That attack and an earlier one in February targeting military personnel were claimed by Kurdish group TAK. The group has said both assaults were in response to a military crackdown on autonomy-seeking Kurdish militants in towns across the southeast.

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