4 dead in explosion reported at Turkish bus terminal

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

INSTANBUL, TURKEY -- Turkish news agencies say four policemen were killed and 14 people wounded in an explosion near a bus terminal in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the southeast of the country.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said a bomb detonated Thursday as a special forces vehicle passed by and that civilians were among the wounded.

The private Dogan news agency reported the same toll and attributed the cause of the explosion to a car bomb. The agency blamed "terrorists" for the incident, using the government designation for Kurdish rebels.

An opposition politician based in Diyarbakir, Omer Tastan, confirmed there had been an explosion in the city, which has suffered renewed violence between security forces and Kurdish militants.

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