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Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Diyarbakir tunnel attack
April 12, 2017 / 12:15 PM / 8 months ago

Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Diyarbakir tunnel attack

ISTANBUL, April 12 (Reuters) - The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group said on Wednesday its militants carried out Tuesday’s bomb attack on a police compound in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, in which three people were killed including a police officer.

A statement on a PKK website said its militants had planted more than 2.5 tonnes of explosives under the compound in an attack days before a referendum on expanding President Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.

PKK is designated a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Daren Butler

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