Over 20 reported injured in bomb blast near police station in Turkey

A car bomb blast injured 23 people near a police building in south-eastern Turkey, local media reported.

Both civilians and police personnel were wounded in the explosion in the Cinar district of Diyarbakır province, The Daily Sabah newspaper reported.

Parts of Diyarbakir province have seen frequent clashes between government forces and Kurdish militants.

The police headquarters and surrounding buildings were damaged in the blast, the report said online, with photographs showing the destroyed front of a several-storey structure.

Attackers first detonated the bomb, and then fired on security forces at the scene, Daily Sabah and Firat news agency reported.

There were reports of clashes in the area after the attack, the pro-Kurdish Firat reported.

Last update: Thu, 14/01/2016 - 03:59
Author: 

More from World

On final day, Obama blasts Congress on Gitmo, commutes drug sentences

US President Barack Obama used his final day in office to blast Congress for leaving him with unfinished business in...

West African troops cross into Gambia in search for Jammeh

Military forces of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) crossed from Senegal into Gambia, hours...

Obamas make final call to bid Merkel 'Auf Wiedersehen'

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama telephoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband,...

Trump arrives in Washington ahead of Friday inauguration

Donald Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday as he prepares to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United...

US airstrikes kill 80 Islamic State forces in Libya, Pentagon says

United States forces carried out overnight airstrikes on two camps operated by Islamic State militants inside Libya...