- Title: Forensics comb through Diyarbakir blast scene
- Date: 16th January 2017
- Summary: DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY (JANUARY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) VIEW OF DAMAGED BUS THAT CAME UNDER ATTACK FIRE TRUCKS AND SPECIAL POLICE FORCES AT BLAST SCENE VARIOUS OF PARAMEDIC WORKING AT SITE / CROWD VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICER STANDING NEAR AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS WORKING ON TOP OF AMBULANCE VARIOUS OF FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR AT SCENE NEXT TO BLACK VEHICLE POLICE FORCES GATHERED NEXT TO ARMOURED VEHICLES VARIOUS OF DAMAGED BUS SHATTERED GLASS ON THE GROUND VARIOUS OF AMBULANCES PARKED AT BLAST SCENE FORENSICS SCURRYING TO SITE VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS WALKING TO BLAST SITE VARIOUS OF PARAMEDICS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL WALKING ON SITE, PASSING AMBULANCES AND ARMOURED VEHICLES ARMOURED VEHICLES AND AMBULANCES ALONG THE STREET NEAR BLAST SITE VARIOUS OF POLICE FORCES EVACUATING AREA FORENSIC VANS AND AMBULANCES ON SITE
- Embargoed: 30th January 2017 17:45
- Keywords: Turkey blast Diyarbakir Kurds PKK police
- Location: DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY
- City: DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0015ZC06DJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Forensic investigators sifted through the blast site after three Turkish police officers were killed and nine more wounded when a roadside bomb hit a passing police bus in the largely Kurdish southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Monday (January 16).
The bomb was detonated as the bus carrying riot police passed an area near the campus of Diyarbakir's Dicle University, security sources said.
Three of the wounded were in critical condition, the sources added.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has previously said it was behind similar attacks on police and soldiers.
Turkish security forces have repeatedly been targeted by Kurdish militants, especially in the country's southeast, since a 2-1/2-year ceasefire with the outlawed PKK collapsed in July 2015.
The autonomy-seeking PKK has waged a three-decade insurgency in southeast Turkey, home to most of the country's 15 million Kurds, and more than 40,000 people, mainly Kurds, have died.
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