Eight police officers killed, 45 wounded in Turkey bomb attack

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A large car bomb has exploded outside a police building in Cizre, in south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and injuring more than 45, reports say, the BBC reports.

The explosion occurred at 07:00 (04:00 GMT). Pictures show a multi-storey building in ruins.

It is unclear who carried out the attack, but Turkish media blamed the banned Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK.

Cizre has been the subject of several curfews in the past few months by Turkish authorities fighting the PKK.

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