Diyarbakir, Turkey Bus Station Hit By Blast

Diyarbakir, Turkey Bus Station Hit By Blast
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Reports on Twitter claim that the number of people who were injured in the explosion in the southeastern Turkey city of Diyarbakir has risen to 14 and that eight of those injured are policy officers. The injury count could rise further.


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We’re hearing from AFP that three of the people who were injured in the Diyarbakir bus station blast today were members of the Turkish security forces. There are conflicting reports about whether seven or ten people were injured, although the difference could be the report that three people were killed. A passing police minibus carrying Turkish special forces was reportedly the target of the car bomb.


Reuters is now reporting that ten people were wounded after an explosion rocked the bus station in Diyarbakir. Turkish TV station Haberturk TV reports that three people were killed in the blast, although that number has not yet been confirmed. The news station pegs the number of injured at seven. A police vehicle that was passing by the station was reportedly target, the media outlet said, citing an unnamed security source.

FIRST REPORT: A bus station in the city of Diyarbakir, Turkey has been rocked by an explosion just days after the PKK’s military wing claimed responsibility for a bombing there. We’re just starting to get the first details about the blast in Diyarbakir—and there aren’t many yet—but we’re hearing reports of injuries from the blast site. Also numerous videos are already landing on Twitter, such as this one:

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