An explosive-laden vehicle exploded, today, outside a police headquarters in the Turkish southeastern province of Mardin, killing at least 3 and injuring 30 people.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim immediately accused the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a left-wing Kurdish organization fighting the Turkish government for cultural and political rights, of carrying out the attack.
Yildirim also said that the victims were a police officer and two civilians. The resounding explosion destroyed the façade of the police headquarters building, in addition to several nearby shops and cafeterias.
Kurdish separatists have been targeting Turkish police and military facilities since last July when a brittle peace process with the two warring parties collapsed.