Explosion hits Diyarbakır in Turkey’s southeast

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A blast hit the southeastern province of Diyarbakır early on Nov. 4, Doğan News Agency has reported.
 “Some people including police officer and civilians were martyred,” said Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, he was talking about the explosion in Diyarbakır.

The explosion hit an auxiliary building of the police department in the Bağlar district ofDiyarbakır at around 8 a.m. on Nov. 4.

The Diyarbakır Governor’s Office said in a statement on Nov. 4 that the cause of the blast was thought to be a bomb-laden vehicle.

The building was formerly used as a school for police cadets and is located around 200 meters away from Diyarbakır’s E-type prison.

Six people were wounded in the blast, state-run Anadolu Agency reported, although CNN Türk said around 30 people were wounded.

A broadcast ban on media outlets was imposed following the explosion

Many ambulances and rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.

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