An apparent car bomb has just exploded in Diyarbakir, Turkey which has injured, at present, at least 13 people according to reports coming in from Reuters.
Often called the Kurdish capital of Turkey, it’s believed that the explosion targeted a police vehicle in the center of the city.
The city in the southeast of the country has seen an increase in violence this year with the Ankara government of Turkey launching an offensive against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) following a series of attack’s the group has claimed responsibility.
The blast came on the same day that two police officers were killed when bomb disposal experts were attempting to diffuse a roadside bomb in the east according to a security source. Separately, three solders were injured by another roadside bomb as they were traveling in an armored vehicle in Midyat, in Mardin province.
The PKK resumed its 30 year campaign against Turkey last July which has left about 430 security personnel dead as over 3,800 PKK fighters have been killed in response.
We will continue our coverage of the most recent blast as more information becomes available.