Seven police killed in car bomb attack in Turkey

Ankara: At least seven police officers were killed in car bomb attack on an armored police vehicle in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, media reports said.

Moreover, 27 others including 13 policemen were wounded in the attack near a bus terminal in the city of Diyarbakir, according to the semi-official Anadolu News Agency.

A car bomb exploded while the armored police vehicle was passing near a bus terminal, said the report.

Several ambulances were dispatched to the scene while the injured police officers were transferred to Diyarbakir military hospital for treatment, said the report.

The blast was very strong so that windows of the nearby houses were broken and many vehicles were damaged, local CnnTurk broadcaster reported.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was scheduled to visit the province on Friday. The vehicle was carrying police officials who were being transferred to Diyarbakir for additional security measures.