One police officer and two civilians were killed and around 30 wounded after a suspected car bomb attack on a police station in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said.
The explosion happened at around 11 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning in the town of Midyat, just one day after 11 people were killed by a bomb targeting police in Istanbul.
The car exploded when police opened fire to stop it, Doğan News Agency reported.
Yıldırım blamed the PKK for the attack.
UPDATE: Three killed in PKK car bomb attack in Turkey's southeast: Turkish PM https://t.co/G1zA9k3dID pic.twitter.com/f5eKzNOMzJ
— Hürriyet Daily News (@HDNER) June 8, 2016
Footage from the scene shortly after the attack shows many buildings heavily damaged by the explosion.
Update – Hospital sources say more than 20 people have been wounded in a car bomb attack on a police station in Turkey's #Mardin province
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) June 8, 2016
LATEST — One civilian and one police officer killed, 23 people injured in Midyat car bomb attack on police stationhttps://t.co/dt84SojRMT
— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) June 8, 2016
BREAKING Car bomb targets police HQ in southeastern town #Midyat in #Mardin province. Ambulances in the area. pic.twitter.com/nki4QzdYbb
— CNN Türk ENG (@CNNTURK_ENG) June 8, 2016