Turkey's state-run news agency says eight people have been injured in a car bomb attack targeting a police vehicle in southeast Turkey.

The Anadolu Agency said Tuesday's attack was carried out by militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, who detonated the bomb as the armored police vehicle was passing on a street in the town of Dicle.

The agency said two police officers were among the wounded and one of them was in serious condition.

The PKK, which has led a three-decade-long insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast region, is considered a terror organization by Turkey and its allies.

The region was again plunged into violence last summer after peace efforts between the state and the PKK collapsed.