Several feared dead after explosion at Turkey's Cizre police checkpoint

| Updated: Aug 26, 2016 17:25 IST

London [UK], Aug. 26 (ANI): Reportedly, the Kurdish rebels have detonated a car bomb at an outpost in Sirnak province, on the Syria border killing and injuring several people. An explosion has hit a police checkpoint in the south-eastern Turkish town of Cizre, with reports of many dead and wounded, reports the Guardian. Militants of the Kurdistan Workers' party, or PKK, have carried out a string of car bomb attacks on police and military in recent months after violence broke out between the two following the collapse of a fragile peace process. Earlier this week, Turkey sent more tanks into Syria and warned a Kurdish militia to withdraw from frontline positions. (ANI)
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