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Several reported wounded in Turkey car bomb attack

  • Smoke rises and fires still burn after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre, southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution of images relating to Friday's Cizre attack within Turkey. (IHA via AP)

    Smoke rises and fires still burn after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre, southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution of images relating to Friday's Cizre attack within Turkey. (IHA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Smoke still rises from the scene after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre, southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution of images relating to Friday's Cizre attack within Turkey. (DHA via AP)

    Smoke still rises from the scene after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre, southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution of images relating to Friday's Cizre attack within Turkey. (DHA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency services attend the scene after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre in southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution of images relating to Friday's Cizre attack within Turkey. (DHA via AP)

    Emergency services attend the scene after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre in southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution of images relating to Friday's Cizre attack within Turkey. (DHA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have exploded a car bomb at a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey. Several people were wounded.

Anadolu Agency says the attack on Friday targeted a checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) away from a police station in the town of Cizre, in Sirnak province. It said the blast caused severe damage to the police station.

Militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, have carried out a string of car bomb attacks on police and military in recent months.

Violence between the PKK and the security forces resumed last year, after the collapse of a fragile peace process.