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Car Bombing Wounds 48 in Southeastern Turkey

A security member stands after a car bomb attack in the city center of Van, eastern Turkey, Sept. 12, 2016.

Police in southeastern Turkey said a car bombing Monday in the city of Van wounded at least 48 people.

The blast happened in an area between the local offices of the ruling AKP party and the governor's office.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible.

The explosion came a day after the government dismissed 28 mayors in the mainly Kurdish southeast because of alleged ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the officials should have been removed from their posts long ago.

Some material for this report from the Associated Press.