Bomb Blast in Southern Turkey kills 7 security Officials
ANKARA: A car bomb blast killed 7 security officials and 27 injured in the Kurdish majority city of Diyarbakir in Southern Turkey.
The incident occurred when a minibus was carrying security officials and a nearby parked car laden with explosives was detonated with a remote control.
The blast was too heavy which destroyed several vehicles and shattered windows of surrounding buildings.
The incident point was cordoned off and at least six ambulances were deployed to collect causalities and injured to the nearby hospitals.
Sources claimed that the incident occurred just one day before Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to the city.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who is in Washington DC to attend nuclear security summit condemned the attacks.
Erdogan said “This shows terrorism’s ugly face again. The determination of our security forces will, God willing, put an end to it.”
There was no immediate responsibility for the attack.
Turkey is targeted in a series of suicide attacks which killed hundreds of people including security personnel.
A suicide attacker killed at least five people in a shopping mall in Istanbul.