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The Latest: Car bombings in Turkey kill 6, wound over 120

  • Relatives and friends of prisoners wait outside a high security prison complex in Silivri, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids in 18 cities against companies linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen as authorities issued a decree paving the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners, to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Relatives and friends of prisoners wait outside a high security prison complex in Silivri, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids in 18 cities against companies linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen as authorities issued a decree paving the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners, to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Two men chat on the back of a van during a traffic jam in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids in 18 cities against companies linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen as authorities pressed ahead with a clampdown on his movement. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Two men chat on the back of a van during a traffic jam in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids in 18 cities against companies linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen as authorities pressed ahead with a clampdown on his movement. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of Turkish special police forces patrol outside a high security prison complex in Silivri, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids in 18 cities against companies linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen as authorities issued a decree paving the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners, to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Members of Turkish special police forces patrol outside a high security prison complex in Silivri, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Turkish police have launched simultaneous raids in 18 cities against companies linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen as authorities issued a decree paving the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners, to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on developments in Turkey. (all times local):

11 a.m.

Turkish officials and state-run media say two car bombings targeting police stations in eastern Turkey have killed at least six people and wounded over 120.

A car bombing attack on a police station in the eastern province of Van killed a police officer and two civilians late Wednesday. Dozens of other people, including some 20 police officers, were wounded.

Early Thursday, another car bombing hit police headquarters in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says the blast killed at least three police office officers and wounded close to 100 other people.

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10:40 a.m.

Officials say two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing three people and wounding dozens.

A car bombing attack on a police station in the eastern province of Van killed a police officer and two civilians late Wednesday. Dozens of other people, including some 20 police officers, were wounded.

Authorities blamed that attack on the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has launched a campaign of car bombings targeting police stations or roadside bomb attacks on police vehicles. Last week, PKK commander Cemil Bayik threatened increased attacks against police in Turkish cities.

Hours later, another car bombing hit police headquarters in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig, wounding several people, an official said.

Clashes between the PKK and Turkey's security forces resumed last year after a fragile peace process collapsed. Since then, more than 600 Turkish security personnel and thousands of PKK militants have been killed, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.