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Police officer dies raising Turkish bombing toll to 6

  • People watch after a Kurdish rebel suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a police headquarters in Midyat, near Turkey's border with Syria, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, killing four people, according to Turkish officials.  An Interior Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue, said two civilians and two women police officers were killed, in addition to the bomber. (IHA via AP) TURKEY OUT

    People watch after a Kurdish rebel suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a police headquarters in Midyat, near Turkey's border with Syria, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, killing four people, according to Turkish officials. An Interior Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue, said two civilians and two women police officers were killed, in addition to the bomber. (IHA via AP) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Residents look at the destroyed police headquarters building, in the town of Midyat, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the police headquarters near Turkey's border with Syria Wednesday, killing several people, according to Turkish officials. News reports said the assailant rammed the vehicle into protective concrete blocks surrounding Midyat's main police station located on a street lined with cafeterias, shops and businesses. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan) TURKEY OUT

    Residents look at the destroyed police headquarters building, in the town of Midyat, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the police headquarters near Turkey's border with Syria Wednesday, killing several people, according to Turkish officials. News reports said the assailant rammed the vehicle into protective concrete blocks surrounding Midyat's main police station located on a street lined with cafeterias, shops and businesses. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A view of destroyed police headquarters building, in the town of Midyat, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the police headquarters near Turkey's border with Syria Wednesday, killing several people, according to Turkish officials. News reports said the assailant rammed the vehicle into protective concrete blocks surrounding Midyat's main police station located on a street lined with cafeterias, shops and businesses. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan) TURKEY OUT

    A view of destroyed police headquarters building, in the town of Midyat, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the police headquarters near Turkey's border with Syria Wednesday, killing several people, according to Turkish officials. News reports said the assailant rammed the vehicle into protective concrete blocks surrounding Midyat's main police station located on a street lined with cafeterias, shops and businesses. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

Turkey's state-run news agency says a wounded police officer has died in a hospital, raising the death toll in Wednesday's suicide car bombing in a town near Turkey's border with Syria to six.

Turkish authorities say the attack which targeted the police headquarters in Midyat, in Mardin province, was carried out by militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. Two women police officers were among the dead.

Anadolu Agency said a third police officer, who was seriously wounded in the attack, died at a military hospital in the city of Diyarbakir on Thursday.

The PKK has targeted police and military personnel since July, when a fragile peace process between the rebels and the government collapsed.

The group is considered a terror organization by Turkey and its allies.