10 people detained in connection with Diyarbakır car bomb attack

People gather near the explosion site on November 4, 2016 after a strong blast in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. Eight people were killed, including two police, and over 100 wounded in a car bombing by Kurdish militants in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on November 4, 2016, updating an earlier toll. The blast, which Yildirim said was carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), targeted a police headquarters hours after top Kurdish politicians were detained in an unprecedented police crackdown. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

Ten people have been detained in connection to a car bomb attack that took place in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Friday, killing a total of 11 people.

The suspects were taken to the Diyarbakır Police Station following their detention in Diyarbakır on Monday.

A car bomb went off at about 8 a.m. local time near a police station in Diyarbakır’s Bağlar district on Friday, killing 11 people and injuring scores of people. Two of the victims were police officers.

On Sunday, the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), claimed responsibility for the attack.

Before TAK, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed it was behind the Diyarbakır attack.

Friday’s car bomb attack in Diyarbakır took place in the aftermath of an operation launched against the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the early hours of Friday, which led to the detentions of more than 10 HDP deputies including the party’s co-chairs. Nine of the HDP deputies including the party’s co-chairs were arrested later.

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