Car Bomb Attack in Turkey Kills 8 Police; 45 Wounded

The explosion hit a checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a police station

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Turkey's state-run news agency says at least eight police officers have been killed in a car-bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in southeast Turkey.

Anadolu Agency says 45 people were wounded Friday in the attack that was carried out with a truck laden with explosives near the town of Cizre, in Sirnak province.

The explosion hit a checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a police station.

The Health Ministry says it has sent 12 ambulances and two helicopters to the site.

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