Three Turkish police killed in suspected PKK car bomb, gun attack

DIYARBAKIR: Three military police were killed and 22 injured in a car bombing on a barracks in Turkey’s southeast suspected to be the work of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), security sources said Friday.

Thursday evening’s attack took place in Mermer in Diyarbakir province, one of the areas in the mainly Kurdish southeast where security forces have engaged an offensive against the PKK since the collapse of a two-year ceasefire in July.

The attackers first detonated a van crammed with explosives outside the barracks and then opened fire on the police with automatic weapons, the sources said.