At least 11 police officers dead and 78 injured after 'car bomb attack' rocks checkpoint in southeastern Turkey
12:25, Friday, 26 August, 2016
At least eight police officers were killed and 70 injured when suspected Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in south-east Turkey with an explosives-laden truck. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 yards from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly Kurdish Sirnak province which borders Syria, the Anadolu Agency reported. The three-storey police station was destroyed in the powerful explosion. News channel NTV showed large plumes of smoke billowing from the site, which it said was a police checkpoint. At least two of the wounded were in a critical condition, an official said. The Health Ministry said it had sent 12 ambulances and two helicopters to the scene.