On a checkpoint of law enforcement officers in the Turkish city of Cizre, which lies in the South-East of the country near the border with Iraq and Syria, a massive explosion. This is with reference to the local channel NTV says the Agency Reuters.

The incident, according to eyewitnesses, occurred at about 07:00 a.m. local time as a result of the explosion of a car bomb at a checkpoint of the security forces. According to preliminary information, a police building destroyed, and the explosion was of such force that were damaged and houses nearby.

According to police, the attack “many dead and wounded”, but figures are not yet known.

The city is located in the region of Turkey where a predominantly Kurdish population. Last year in Cizre was a large-scale operation of the security forces against fighters considered in Turkey as a terrorist organization Kurdistan workers ‘ party, after which Ankara was accused of violating the rights of citizens, and violence against the Kurdish population of the city.

See also: Kurds in Turkey: We are all paralyzed by the war

Cizre in the region:

August 24, 2016, Turkish army entered Syria to fight the Islamists. International observers, however, believe that the ultimate goal of Ankara in this operation – to prevent the formation on the border with Turkey, Kurdish autonomy.

See also: Why Turkey intervened in Syria

In the Kurdish area of Turkey blasted the checkpoint of the police, many victims – media 26.08.2016

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