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Car bomb explosion near police station in Turkey killed 3, injured 40

Car bomb explosion near police station in Turkey killed 3, injured 40Three people were killed and 40 were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a police station in Turkey's eastern province of Van near the Iranian border on Wednesday.

The station also serves as a police barracks, TRT said, citing a statement from the local governor. It was not immediately clear how many police and civilians were among the dead and wounded.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on live television there had been an attack on a police station in Van but did not elaborate.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Kurdish militants frequently target police stations and other security force outposts with car bombs.

Turkey's mainly Kurdish south-east has been scorched by violence since a 2-1/2-year ceasefire between the state and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party fell apart in July last year.
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