A big explosion, because of a car bomb, struck the biggest city in Turkey, mostly southeast region of Kurdistan; subsequent to hours authorities apprehended 12 legislators of pro-Kurdish for inquiring in terror-linked investigation.
Bekir Bozdag, the Justice Minister stated both civilians and police’s lives were taken in the bombing but did not declare the figure. It is stated by recent reports that 8 are being killed and over 100 are wounded.
The explosion took place in Baglar district of Diyarbakir, close to a building employed by rebellion police. The governor’s office of Diyarbakir stated the banned Workers’ Party of Kurdistan, took responsibility of the attack.
Blast was executed by means of a minibus loaded with a mass of explosives.
The blast created a large hole close to the building of police and harmed numerous buildings and nearby businesses. TV footage illustrated people walking in the middle of glass and further wreckage close to buildings windows blown out.
Turkey has been beleaguered by a sequence of fatal bomb attacks in previous 18 months, executed by Islamic State group radicals or Kurdish militants.
Police detained 11 legislators includes the 2 co-chairs of the party, Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas.
The arrest took place at midnight, with Demirtas telling how he was seized on Twitter: “officials of Police are at my door in Diyarbakir with an arrest warrant.” A state-directed Agency stated co-chair Yuksekdag was apprehended in Ankara in her house. Other senior officials were taken away comprising der Idris Baluken andSirri Sureyya On. A 12th legislator was furthermore detained in the day.
A statement of Interior Ministry stated total 15 arrest warrants were given by chief public prosecutors in Diyarbakir and Hakkari, Sirnak, Bingol and Van provinces. 2 of the legislators were verified to be out of the country, and 1 is still being searched for.