PKK car bomb kills 3 policemen, injures 9 in southeast Turkey


At least three Turkish police officers have been killed and nine others injured when militants of the PKK carried out a bomb attack in the southeastern province of Mardin.

Security sources, requesting not to be named, said the blast took place in Midyat district of the province, about 1,100 kilometers (683 miles) east of the capital, Ankara, late on Wednesday as PKK militants detonated an explosives-laden car outside the Anitli Gendarmerie Command Headquarters.

Security forces immediately rushed to the scene and launched an investigation into the act of violence.

A shaky ceasefire between the PKK and the Turkish government collapsed in July 2015, and attacks on Turkish security forces have soared ever since.

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