Twin bomb blasts kill nine people in southeast Turkey

10 August 2016 (Last Updated August 10th, 2016 18:30)

The bombing of police vehicles in southeast Turkey has killed at least nine people and injured many others.

The bombing of police vehicles in southeast Turkey has killed at least nine people and injured many others.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels are believed to have carried out the twin bomb attacks targeting police on Wednesday, according to media sources.

A blast in Kiziltepe killed three people and wounded 25, while at least five civilians were killed and another 12 were injured in a car bomb attack in Diyarbakir, BBC reported.

"The US remains committed to cooperating closely with Turkey bilaterally, within the counter-ISIL coalition, and within Nato, in order to defend our nations against common threats."

PKK militants have reportedly fired rockets and long-range weapons at soldiers and civilians from across the Iraqi border.

PKK commander Cemil Bayik was recently quoted by Firat news agency as saying that 'a new style of war has been developed' against Turkey.

Bayik further added: "The war will from now on be conducted everywhere without distinguishing between mountains, valleys and cities.”

The attacks follow the Turkish Armed Forces' failed attempt to take control of the country by suspending the constitution last month.

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has condemned the latest attacks.

Carter said: “With these attacks, we are reminded of the remarkable bravery and self-sacrifice that allied security personnel demonstrate every day in the fight against terrorism.

“The US remains committed to cooperating closely with Turkey bilaterally, within the counter-ISIL coalition, and within Nato, in order to defend our nations against common threats.”