Turkish police probes blast

Turkish police have now launched an operation in Diyarbakir - the largest city in the southeast - and bomb experts have been trying to establish what kind of explosives were used in the attack. Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast region has been the scene m

Turkish police probes blast
An explosion Friday in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir's commercial district wounded at least six people, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported.

The bomb went off near a minbus stop used by military personnel and shattered windows in nearby buildings. It is the latest in a series of attacks across the country that have in recent weeks killed dozens of soldiers and civilians.

Turkish police have now launched an operation in Diyarbakir - the largest city in the southeast - and bomb experts have been trying to establish what kind of explosives were used in the attack. Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast region has been the scene many of the recent attacks.

The government has blamed the PKK for the recent attacks in Turkey. Among these, the PKK has denied responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing of a shopping mall in the capital, Ankara, on 22 May that killed six and injured 100.

An explosion last Sunday injured six people in Istanbul's bustling district - a mixed shopping and residential area. Eight Turkish soldiers were killed and six were wounded in an attack on 4 June in the southeastern city of Tunceli - considered a major centre for PKK. Three more Turkish soldiers were killed and four more were injured on 7 June when a bomb exploded near the convoy they were travelling in on the Slirt-Sirvan highway in southeastern Turkey.

The Turkish authorities say some 4,000 PKK members are based across the mountains in northern Iraq. Earlier this week the PKK announced a conditional ceasefire, although the attacks have continued.
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