Three killed, 45 wounded in bomb attack in Diyarbakir

Three people were killed and another 45 were wounded in a bomb attack targeting a police shuttle near the center of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir in Turkey on the afternoon of May 10, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

The Diyarbakir Governor’s Office has stated that three people were killed in the attack while 45, including 12 police officers, were wounded.

The statement added that the attack was staged while an armored police vehicle was transferring seven members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), who had been detained after seizing a nearby factory, for medical checks.

It said civilians near the scene and sitting at a nearby cafe were among those injured.

It was not immediately clear who was killed in the massive attack, whose explosion could be heard across the city and which caused damage to buildings near the site of the detonation.

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