The explosion at a checkpoint in the Southeast of Turkey near the town of Cizre killed eight people. About it reports Reuters, citing a source in the hospital.

It is also reported that injured 64 people.

Earlier it was reported that 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, it blew up the car.

The Turkish authorities have classified the event as a terrorist attack.

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

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

With the explosion in Turkey on a police checkpoint killed eight people 26.08.2016

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