9 injured after police vehicle bombed in Turkey

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Officials say the remote-controlled bomb was placed inside a car parked on a major road, near in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 

Eight police officers and a civilian onboard a Turkish police minibus were injured after a remote-controlled bomb was detonated, near the city of Diyarbakir. The incident reported by Associated Press on Friday, December 16 took place on a major road, after the bomb was placed inside a car parked. The bomb was detonated after the police armored vehicle passed right next to the car.  

Turkish officials state that five people have been arrested in connection with the attack. The blast took place in a predominantly Kurdish populated area of Turkey, the report said, adding, there has been “no immediate claim of responsibility”. 

Suleyman Soylu, Turkish Interior Minister, according to a quote cited in report said, “Eight police officers and a civilian were taken to hospitals as a precaution but have since been discharged”.  

Six people lost their lives and nearly 80 were injured in a bombing in Istambul last month as Turkey blamed the attack on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the report said. But the Kurdish militant group denied any involvement in the bombing.  

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