May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing
|May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing|
|Part of Kurdish–Turkish conflict|
Diyabakir Province highlighted within Turkey
|Date||10 May 2016 |
|Target||Police vehicle carrying suspected members of the PKK|
|At least 45|
|Perpetrators||People's Defence Forces, the armed wing of the PKK|
The May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing was a car bomb attack on an armored police vehicle in the Bağlar district of Diyarbakır, Turkey on Tuesday 10th May 2016 at approximately 10:50 local time. The attack, which targeted a police vehicle that was carrying officers escorting seven recently arrested Kurdish militants, killed 3 people and wounded at least 45 others including 12 police officers. The vehicle was carrying seven detainees, suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to a routine health check. The PKK's armed wing, the People's Armed Forces (HPG), later claimed that one of its trucks was transporting explosives and got shot, making it explode.
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