Five killed in PKK car bomb attack in Turkey's southeast
MARDİNTwo police officers and three civilians were killed and around 30 were wounded in a large car bomb attack that hit the police headquarters of the Midyat district in the southeastern province of Mardin on the morning of June 8.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has stated that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was behind the attack.
The bomb-laden car, which arrived in Midyat from the southeastern province of Batman carrying 500 kilograms of explosives, sought to enter the headquarters, but was stopped by the police.
The car exploded when police opened fire to stop it, reported Doğan News Agency.
A fire erupted after the explosion and surrounding buildings were also damaged in the blast.
The Health Ministry called on doctors in the province to perform their duties.
It was the second large-scale car bomb attack in two days in Turkey, as seven police and four civilians were killed in central Istanbul on June 7.