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Reports: 6 injured in power unit explosion at Kurdish rally ahead of Turkey's elections

  • People carry a youth, wounded during an explosion at a pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (DHP) rally in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Friday, June 5, 2015 ahead of the general election on June 7, 2015. At least 10 people were injured in two explosions five minutes apart at the rally, attended by thousands of people, witnesses and reports said. The explosions occurred at the party's final election rally in Diyarbakir _ the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast _ as the party’s leader Selahattin Demirtas was preparing to address the crowd.  (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

    People carry a youth, wounded during an explosion at a pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (DHP) rally in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Friday, June 5, 2015 ahead of the general election on June 7, 2015. At least 10 people were injured in two explosions five minutes apart at the rally, attended by thousands of people, witnesses and reports said. The explosions occurred at the party's final election rally in Diyarbakir _ the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast _ as the party’s leader Selahattin Demirtas was preparing to address the crowd. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)  (The Associated Press)

  • People carry a youth, wounded during an explosion at a pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (DHP) rally in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Friday, June 5, 2015 ahead of the general election on June 7, 2015. At least 10 people were injured in two explosions five minutes apart at the rally, attended by thousands of people, witnesses and reports said. The explosions occurred at the party's final election rally in Diyarbakir _ the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast _ as the party’s leader Selahattin Demirtas was preparing to address the crowd.   (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

    People carry a youth, wounded during an explosion at a pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (DHP) rally in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Friday, June 5, 2015 ahead of the general election on June 7, 2015. At least 10 people were injured in two explosions five minutes apart at the rally, attended by thousands of people, witnesses and reports said. The explosions occurred at the party's final election rally in Diyarbakir _ the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast _ as the party’s leader Selahattin Demirtas was preparing to address the crowd. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)  (The Associated Press)

  • People carry a youth, wounded during an explosion at a pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (DHP) rally in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Friday, June 5, 2015 ahead of the general election on June 7, 2015. At least 10 people were injured in two explosions five minutes apart at the rally, attended by thousands of people, witnesses and reports said. The explosions occurred at the party's final election rally in Diyarbakir _ the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast _ as the party’s leader Selahattin Demirtas was preparing to address the crowd. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

    People carry a youth, wounded during an explosion at a pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (DHP) rally in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Friday, June 5, 2015 ahead of the general election on June 7, 2015. At least 10 people were injured in two explosions five minutes apart at the rally, attended by thousands of people, witnesses and reports said. The explosions occurred at the party's final election rally in Diyarbakir _ the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast _ as the party’s leader Selahattin Demirtas was preparing to address the crowd. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish media reports say six people were injured when a power distribution unit exploded during a Kurdish party election rally attended by thousands of people.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said a policeman and five others were injured in the explosion Friday in Diyarbakir where Kurdish politicians were holding speeches.

Officials insisted the explosion was caused by the power transformer. It comes at a tense time, two days before Sunday's parliamentary elections in Turkey, in which the Kurdish votes will be critical.

The rally was canceled.