Car bomb blasts at a police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey


Two police officers were killed in a bomb attack on a police headquarters in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on the morning of May 1, Gov. Ali Yerlikaya has confirmed.

At least 18 policemen and four civilians were injured in the suspected car bomb attack that was carried out around 9:20 a.m.

Private broadcaster CNNTürk reported that the blast occurred in front of the barriers of the headquarters.

The wounded were taken to a hospital, where one police officer succumbed to his injuries.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said investigations into the attack are ongoing.

“We’ve reached significant information, but the Interior Ministry will make the necessary statement in due course,” Davutoğlu said.

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