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Car Bomb Attack in Southeastern Turkey: 18 Killed, 27 Wounded

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A car bomb blast occurred in Semdinli town in southeastern Turkey on Sunday’s morning. As result, 18 people, including 10 soldiers, were killed, and 27 others, including 11 military policemen, were wounded.

Car Bomb Attack in Southeastern Turkey: 18 Killed, 27 Wounded

Photo: Reuters / Osman Orsal

A car bomb blast occurred near a Gendarmerie station in the town of Semdinli in southeastern Turkey on Sunday, local media reported. As result, 18 people were killed and 27 others were wounded.

As the NTV TV-channel reported, citing Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, 18 people, including 10 soldiers, were killed, while 27 others, including 11 military policemen, were wounded.

According to the TV-channel, the vehicle was detonated outside a gendarmerie station during car searches that were being conducted at a checkpoint around 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the town center.

It is yet unclear whether the attack involved a suicide bomber or a remote-controlled detonation.

No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, but according to Governor Cuneyit Orhan Toprak and the General Staff, the car bomb explosion was allegedly carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Just a day before, Turkish police has prevented a terrorist attack in the country’s capital, Ankara. As result, two suicide bombers have blown themselves up, when the police ordered to surrender. However, it was not reported about any casualties.

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