Large plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the site after, according to Anadolu Agency, Kurdish rebels detonated a car bomb. The explosion hit a police checkpoint in the Turkish border town of Cizre, with reports of at least twelve dead and 64 wounded in a spate of attacks in the country’s turbulent south-east.
The Turkish media has pointed fingers at the Kurdish militant group PKK.
Hundreds of members of the Turkish security services have been killed in attacks since the collapse of a two-year ceasefire between the PKK and the Turkish state in July last year.
Initial information suggests that the explosives were planted in a car.
Other less powerful blasts occurred at an arms depot nearby, where several buildings were damaged.