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PKK Blamed for Deadly Car Bombing in SE Turkey

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Authorities in southeastern Turkey said Thursday militants from the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) killed six people and wounded 39 others in a car bomb attack.

The blast happened overnight in Cinar, a town in Diyarbakir province.

A statement from the provincial governor's office said the attack targeted a police headquarters and adjacent housing for officers and their families. The militants also attacked the complex with guns.

Turkish forces launched a new offensive in July against the PKK in southeastern Turkey, a move that ended a cease-fire of more than two years between the militants and the government. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan further pledged in November to continue until every one of the militants was defeated.

Turkey, the United States and European Union all consider the PKK to be a terror group. The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has left 40,000 people dead since 1984.

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