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Bomb Attacks Targeting Security Forces Kill 12 in Turkey’s East

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Militants of the Kurdish PKK group have stepped up attacks across Turkey’s east, killing 12 people and injuring hundreds in under 24 hours, according to top officials and state media.

In the biggest attack, a bomb-laden vehicle exploded on Thursday near a police headquarters in Elazig province, leaving three officers dead and 217 people wounded, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. Another car bomb targeting a police station in Van killed an officer and two civilians, while six soldiers died in neighboring Bitlis province, where the autonomy-seeking PKK targeted a military vehicle with a road-side bomb, state-run media reported.