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Two officers killed in Turkey blast

Map of Nusaybin in Turkey

Two police officers have been killed by a car bomb attack by Kurdish militants in south-eastern Turkey, officials say.

At least 14 others, including several civilians, have been injured by the blast in Nusaybin town near the Syria border, according to reports.

The attack was blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Violence has intensified in Turkey since a ceasefire between the government and the PKK collapsed in July.

The latest attack happened in Mardin province in the early hours of Friday, Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu reported.

No further details were immediately available.

PKK defiant over long war

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The PKK, which has been fighting for Kurdish self-determination since 1984, is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey and its Western allies.

The militants have been attacking security forces, while the army has been besieging Kurdish-dominated towns.


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