May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing

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May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing
Part of Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Diyabakir Province highlighted within Turkey
LocationDiyabakir, Turkey
Date10 May 2016
10:50 (GMT+2)
TargetPolice vehicle carrying suspected members of the PKK
Attack type
Car bomb
Non-fatal injuries
At least 45
PerpetratorsPeople'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.[1] 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.[2] The vehicle was carrying seven detainees, suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)[3] to a routine health check.[4] 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.[4]

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  1. ^ "Bomb attack on police vehicle in Turkey's Diyarbakir kills three: sources". Reuters. 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  2. ^ "3 Killed, 45 Wounded in Turkey Car Bombing Blamed on Kurds". ABC News. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  3. ^ "Deadly car bomb hits Turkey's Diyarbakir". Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  4. ^ a b "PKK terror bombing targets police vehicle in Turkeys southeastern Diyarbakır, 3 killed, 45 injured". DailySabah. Retrieved 2016-05-11.