Seven people, police officers and civilians, including the child of an officer, were killed in a car bomb near the city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey on August 15, said Deputy Prime Minister of the country Numan Kurtulmuş.

Governorship of Diyarbakir said that the terrorist act was arranged by extremists from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

A car had been blown up to the station for transport control. The blast was so hard that the station is practically completely destroyed. Not far from the site of the blast is a gas station where people were injured by shrapnel.

According to an announcement by the governorship, 25 people were injured, including eight policemen.

Diyarbakir is the largest city in southeastern Turkey, which is populated mainly by Kurds.

This part of the country suffers from attacks after the ceasefire last year between the Turkish authorities and the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party, Reuters reminds.

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