Explosion reported in Turkey’s Diyarbakir; 4 deaths reported


ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish news agencies say an explosion went off near a bus terminal in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the southeast of the country. The state-run Anadolu news agency reported that four people were killed and 14 wounded.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said a large number of ambulances were deployed to the scene.

The private Dogan news agency said a car bomb targeted a bus transporting police. The agency blamed “terrorists” for the incident, using the government designation for Kurdish rebels.

An opposition politician based in Diyarbakir, Omer Tastan, confirmed there had been an explosion Thursady in the city, which has suffered renewed violence between security forces and Kurdish militants.