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Car bomb attack on police department in Turkey's Mardin kills 4, injures 34 - UPDATED - VIDEO

A car bomb attack targeted the police department building in Midyat district

Baku. 8 June. REPORT.AZ/ At least four people, two civilians and two police officers, have been killed and 34 others were injured as a car bomb attack targeted the police department building in the Midyat district of Turkey's southeastern Mardin province on Wednesday at around 11:00 a.m. local time, Report informs referring to the Turkish media.

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım condemned the attack and said concrete barriers and other security measures in place at the police headquarters had prevented a greater loss of life.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but PKK terrorists regularly stage car bomb attacks on police and security forces in the region and in large Turkish cities.

A security source speaking to the media reportedly claimed the PKK had been responsible for the attack.

Footage from the scene shows many buildings heavily damaged by the explosion.

The blast comes a day after seven police officers and four civilians died in a car-bomb attack in central Istanbul.


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At least two people, one civilian and one police officer, were killed and 23 others were injured as a car bomb attack targeted the police department building in Midyat district of Turkey's southeastern Mardin province on Wednesday at around 11:00 a.m. local time, Report informs referring to the Turkish media.

Ambulances were immediately dispatched to the area.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but PKK terrorists regularly stage car bomb attacks on police and security forces in the region and in large Turkish cities.

According to security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, the PKK is responsible for the blast.

Footage from the scene shows many buildings heavily damaged by the explosion.

The blast comes a day after seven police officers and four civilians died in a car-bomb attack in central Istanbul.

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