Thursday, March 31, 2016

At Least 6 Killed Today in Turkey's Kurdish Area; All Fatalities Believed to Be Turkish Security Staff

A deadly explosion today (March 31, 2016) targeted security forces in Turkey's mainly Kurdish region, killing at least six people in the latest violence to hit the country amid a string of suicide blasts and other attacks, according to the Washington Post website.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility following the explosion in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeastern region.

The area has been the scene of increasing clashes between Turkish forces and Kurdish separatists, who have stepped up a decades-long fight for greater autonomy.

At least six people were killed and 23 were injured in the blast, which went off near a small bus carrying police special forces. All the fatalities are believed to be Turkish security personnel.

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