Eight people killed in bombing near Turkey/Syria border

  • At least eight people have died and dozens more injured in a bomb attack in south eastern Turkey.

    The suspected remote-controlled car bomb exploded near a police station in the city of Gaziantep close to the Syrian border.

    Police officers have been reported to be among the casualties.

    No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. However, rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are active in the region, which has a Kurdish majority.

    News footage showed fire crews dousing burning cars while a group of angry men chanted slogans against Kurdish rebels and their jailed leader, Abdullah Ocalan.

    Conflict between the PKK, which wants autonomy for the Kurds, and Turkey's armed forces has escalated in the area over the past year.