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Car bomb kills five, destroys police HQ in southeast Turkey

14 January 2016 9:15


A devastating explosion has reportedly ripped through a multi-storey police headquarters in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir, killing five people and wounding 39 others.

The incident occurred late on Wednesday when an explosive-laden car hit the headquarters in Cinar district and totally destroyed its entire facade, the Turkish Daily Sabah reported, adding that the building was then attacked with “rocket launchers and long barreled weapons.”

The huge blast also inflicted damage to nearby buildings, and set the whole headquarters on a raging fire.

Backup police units and soldiers have been deployed to the blast site along with ambulances and paramedics. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.

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