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Seven dead, 10 hurt in southeast Turkey blast

In Summary

• The Thursday evening blast occurred in the Kulp district of Diyarbakir province, the office said. 

Policemen at the scene of the blast./COURTESY
Policemen at the scene of the blast./COURTESY

Seven people were killed and 10 were wounded in southeast Turkey when an improvised explosive placed on a road went off as a vehicle carrying villagers was passing, a governor's office in the region said.

The explosives were believed to have been placed by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, the office said in a statement.

The Thursday evening blast occurred in the Kulp district of Diyarbakir province, the office said.