Eight policemen killed in Turkey blast
August 26th, 2016 at 1:14 pm
Eight policemen killed in Turkey blast

International desk – A car bomb has exploded outside a police building in Cizre in south-east Turkey killing eight policemen and injuring more than 45, reports say, according to BBC.

State-run news agency Anadolu reported several others were injured in the attack.

The blast comes two days after Turkish tanks entered northern Syria to help Syrian rebels clear ISIS from a border town.

The explosion, which occurred at 7am, damaged a multi-storey building.

It is unclear who carried out the attack, but Turkish media blamed the banned Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK.

Cizre has been the subject of several curfews in the past few months by Turkish authorities fighting the PKK.

A string of PKK attacks have targeted Turkish security forces since a two-year ceasefire collapsed in July 2015.