Eleven Turkish police officers were killed and 78 people injured Friday in a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish rebels, three days into a two-pronged Turkish offensive against jihadists and Kurdish militia in neighbouring Syria.

The early morning blast almost completely destroyed the police headquarters in the southeastern town of Cizre, just north of the Syrian border.

“At 6:45 am (0345 GMT), a suicide attack with a vehicle laden with explosives was carried out by the PKK terror group on the building of anti-riot police,” the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.

Eleven police officers were killed and 78 people injured, three of them civilians, the statement added.

Health Minister Recep Akdag said four people were in critical condition.

The explosion went off hours after the Turkish military shelled positions held by Kurdish militia inside Syria.

Source: National News Agency

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Eleven Turkish police officers were killed and 78 people injured Friday in a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish rebels, three days into a two-pronged Turkish offensive against jihadists and Kurdish militia in neighbouring Syria. The early morning blast almost completely destroyed the police headquarters in the southeastern town...