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9 killed, 64 injured in blast near police checkpoint in Turkey

9 killed, 64 injured in blast near police checkpoint in TurkeyA blast near a police checkpoint killed nine policemen, injuring another 64 in the south-east of Turkey, according to Reuters.

According to the report, a car bomb exploded in the town of Cizre in Sirnak province near the police headquarters.

"The victims of the explosion taken to the nearest hospitals", - reads the message.

It is noted that the province of Sırnak is located on the border with Syria and Iraq, and a large proportion of the Kurds residing in the province.

Responsibility for the attack, allegedly, is carried by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), involved in almost daily clashes in the region since last July.
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