Eight police killed in Cizre bomb on Turkey

    Eight police killed in Cizre bomb on Turkey

    Aug.26, Ankara: A large car bomb has hit a riot police headquarters in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and injuring more than 45. The huge explosion at 07:00 local time targeted a checkpoint, and left the nearby HQ in ruins.

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

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

    The UN and human rights organisations have demanded an investigation into allegations that more than 100 people were burned to death while sheltering in basements in Cizre - a poor town close to the Syrian border.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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