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Another blast in Turkey. 3 killed, 50 injured  
14:43, 18 August 2016
Another blast in Turkey. 3 killed, 50 injured  

A car bomb exploded outside a police station in the four-storyed building in Turkey’s province Elazig, killing at least 3 people. More than 50 were injured

14:43, 18 August 2016

aa.com.tr

Three police officers were martyred in a PKK car-bomb attack on a police station in the four-storeyed building on Thursday in eastern Turkey's province of Elazig, the regional governor confirmed.

Related: Reuters: Three killed, 40 wounded in car bomb near Turkish police station

It is reported that at least 146 people, including civilians, were also hurt in the attack, some of the injured are in critical condition, reported by Anadolu.

Meanwhile, the Radio and Television Supreme Council banned all broadcasts about the deadly attack in the interest of public safety and ongoing police probe.

It is reported that exploded a car bomb outside a police station in the four stories tall. It is likely that the attack carried out Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The attack is the second attack in 24 hours, following yesterday's attacks, that hit the eastern city of Van and Hakkari, a province in southeastern Turkey, taking lives of 3 people, including a police officer and injuring over 70 people. Authorities believe Kurdistan Workers' Party to be involved.

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Recall that Turkey remains in the tense situation in connection with its confrontation with the Kurds, demanding autonomy. Ankara considers the PKK a terrorist organization. The conflict was been frozen for 2 years - in 2013, the Kurds and the government signed a truce, but clashes resumed in 2015.

Related: Turkish jets destroy PKK positions in northern Iraq

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