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Young girl is among several killed in Turkey bombing

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Young girl is among several killed in Turkey bombing

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Eight people including five police officers and a two-year-old girl have been killed by a roadside bomb in Turkey. Four others were wounded.

The device was planted in a manhole under the street and detonated when a police vehicle drove over the spot.

The incident happened in the city of Bitlis, which is in the mainly Kurdish southeast – an area where Kurdish separatists have been responsible for a number of attacks in recent months, killing more than 50 people.

Security sources say they suspect the bombing was carried out by militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, known as the PKK. The group has increased their attacks and are considered terrorists by Turkey, the EU and the US.