Turkey car bombs leave six dead


Two large car bombs have hit police stations in separate cities in Turkey, killing six people and wounding at least 219 others.

Some media sources are reporting that the death toll may be even higher.

The first attack targeted a police station in the eastern city of Van, killing one police officer and two civilians. Some 73 people were hurt.

Hours later, a police station in Elazig was hit, killing at least three police officers and wounding 146 people.

Turkish officials blamed the Kurdish militant group, the PKK which has carried a series of bombings targeting the police in the largely Kurdish south-east since a ceasefire with the government broke down last year.