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Deadly car bomb rocks Turkey's southeast

Three people have died and several others have been injured following a car bomb explosion, close to the city of Diyarbakir. Security forces said they suspected Kurdish militants were behind the attack.

Ambulances rushed to the scene in Diyarbakir on Monday after a car bomb was detonated outside a police station in Turkey's largest southeastern city.

Security sources said two officers and one civilian were killed in the attack, which they suspected was carried out by Kurdish militants.

The area where the explosion hit lies on a road between Diyarbakir and the district of Bismil, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) east.

Since the collapse of a ceasefire between the state and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) last year, Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast has seen some of the country's most intense fighting in decades.

Just last week, 12 people were killed in a series of attacks targeting Turkish police and soldiers.

ksb/se (AP, AFP, Reuters)

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