A powerful explosion, supposedly, caused by a bomb-laden car, have occurred near a police headquarters in Diyarbakir in the south-east of Turkey.
A police headquarters, located in Turkish city of Diyarbakir in the south-east of the country, was hit by a powerful explosion, local media reported on November 4. As result, at least 13 people were wounded and one person was killed.
As the NTV TV-channel reported, citing sources in police, the explosion occurred in the early hours of morning, near the building of Counter-terror and Riot Police Branch, where leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), an opposition pro-Kurdish and pro-minority political party in Turkey, were. The area has been cordoned by the police, a number of ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. According to the preliminary information, the cause of the explosion was a bomb-laden car.
A video from the explosion site has been published online.
The day before, leader of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on supporters to attack Turkey, naming the country an ‘ally of atheists,’ the Reuters news agency reported. A video of the terrorist’s call was published online. The video also contained threats against participants of the international coalition, advancing in the direction of Iraqi city of Mosul, and call to residents of Mosul and Nineveh province to join the terrorist group. An exact location of the IS leader is still unknown. According to some reports, he may still be in Mosul.
However, the authorities of the city of Diyarbakir believe that the attack was organized by members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is outlawed in Turkey.