One killed, more than 30 wounded in bomb blast in southeast Turkey

The attack followed the overnight arrests of 11 lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party.

FILE: Turkish police cordon off an area after a bomb blast. Picture: AFP.

TURKEY – A car bomb was believed to have caused an explosion that killed one person and wounded at least 30 others in Turkey’s southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Friday, NTV channel said.

The attack followed the overnight arrests of 11 lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), whose base is largely drawn from Kurds in the region, as well as leftists and progressives throughout Turkey.