A large explosion has been reportedly gone off close to a bus station in the southern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. As of this moment, ambulances are on the scene.
It was a car bomb attack on a minibus which was carrying police special forces, according to a security source.
Initial reports show 4 people have died, 14 are injured, and those numbers will increase. There were “many casualties” according to Turkish media.
Turkey’s security forces are engaged in an operation against Kurdish rebels from the PKK in the region.
Security sources told AFP news agency the bomb exploded as a police armoured vehicle drove past.
The attack came as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was due on Friday to make a rare visit to Diyarbakir.
Breaking News: Several wounded in explosion in Turkey’s southeastern city of Diyarbakir: report https://t.co/bUYYnjKG9y
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BREAK: Large explosion heard near bus station in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Ambulances at scene
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Let us pray for the victims and the families of those killed and injured during this horrible attack.
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