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Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 12:50
Turkey police HQ 'hit by bomb blast'
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A car bomb blast has hit a police headquarters in south-eastern Turkey, killing five people and injuring at least 36, local media say.

A woman and a baby are reported among the dead. Rescuers are searching through the rubble at the scene in Cinar district, Diyarbakir province.

Officials blamed the blast on Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) militants, who are active in the mainly Kurdish province.

No group has so far said it carried out the attack.

The bomb was detonated at the entrance of the police building, Turkish media say. The blast also damaged nearby residential buildings.

The attackers then reportedly fired rockets at the headquarters.

Diyarbakir province has seen violent clashes between PKK separatists and the Turkish army in recent months.

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