At least nine people killed in car bomb attack in south-east Turkey

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Residents Return To Turkish Town Of Cizre After Curfew
Police have imposed curfews on the residents in the town of Cizre (Source: Getty)

South-east Turkey has been hit by by another deadly car bomb – this time in the town of Cizre – which local sources said had killed nine people and wounded many more.

The bomb was set off outside a police station in the town, with local news networks showing footage of plumes of smoke billowing from a police checkpoint.

It is currently understood that 64 people have been wounded alongside the nine killed.

The state-run Anadolu Agency blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The PKK has been involved in almost daily clashes in the region since last July when a ceasefire between it and the government collapsed.

It is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union. More than 40,000 people, mostly Kurds, have died since the rebels took up arms in 1984.

Yesterday, interior minister Efkan Ala said the group had attacked a convoy carrying the main opposition party leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

The government has blamed the PKK for a series of attacks this month in the south east. However, the PKK has only claimed responsibility for one attack.