Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Turkey: Explosion hits police compound in Turkish city of Diyarbakir.....

Smoke is seen coming out from a building after an explosion in Diyarbakir, Turkey April 11 ,2017 in this still frame taken from video. REUTERS/REUTERS TVTurkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir has been plunged in grey heavy smoke as an explosion hits the city just few minutes ago.

Many are feared to be injured.
The explosion reportedly took place in a police compound designated for vehicle repairs. 
'The blast comes ahead of a hotly contested referendum on Sunday on broadening President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, a constitutional change opposed by many in the country's predominantly Kurdish southeast', according to a Reuters report.
The explosion was in the central, largely residential district of Baglar, where a car bombing by suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants wounded scores of people last November.
Diyarbakir is the largest city in Turkey's southeast, where the PKK has fought an insurgency against the state for more than three decades to press demands for Kurdish autonomy. Violence has flared since a ceasefire collapsed in July 2015.'

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