May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing

May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing
Part of Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Diyarbakır
Diyarbakır Province highlighted within Turkey
LocationDiyarbakır, Turkey
Date10 May 2016
10:50 (GMT+2)
TargetPolice vehicle carrying suspected members of the PKK
Attack type
Car bomb
Deaths3
InjuredAt least 45
PerpetratorsPeople's Defence Forces, the armed wing of the PKK

The May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing was a car bomb attack on an armored police vehicle in the Bağlar district of Diyarbakır, Turkey on Tuesday 10 May 2016 at approximately 10:50 local time.[1] The attack, which targeted a police vehicle that was carrying officers escorting seven recently arrested Kurdish militants, killed 3 people and wounded at least 45 others including 12 police officers.[2] The vehicle was carrying seven detainees, suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)[3] to a routine health check.[4] The PKK's armed wing, the People's Defense Forces (HPG), later claimed that one of its trucks was transporting explosives and got shot, making it explode.[4]

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References

  1. ^ "Bomb attack on police vehicle in Turkey's Diyarbakir kills three: sources". Reuters. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ "3 Killed, 45 Wounded in Turkey Car Bombing Blamed on Kurds". ABC News. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Deadly car bomb hits Turkey's Diyarbakir". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "PKK terror bombing targets police vehicle in Turkeys southeastern Diyarbakır, 3 killed, 45 injured". DailySabah. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
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