Ankara: More than 20 people have been wounded in a car bomb attack on a police station in Turkey’s Mardin province near the border with Syria, Reuter’s reports citing hospital sources. The blast hit the town of Midyat north of the border. Local media reported several ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Thick smoke was seen rising from the damaged police station and was visible from across the town.
The Turkish southeast is mostly Kurdish territory, where the government army is currently cracking down on militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The bombing comes a day after 11 people were killed in an explosion in Istanbul, the fourth this year. No one has claimed responsibility for that attack, but Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed it on PKK.