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Second blast in two days hits Eastern Turkey

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's the second blast to hit Turkey in as many days. At least three dead and more than 100 wounded in a car bomb attack near a police station in eastern city Elazig just hours after a similar bombing further east in Van also killed three. Amid charred buses and rubble, residents and relatives gathering outside the damaged building and a large crater left by the blast.
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No one's claimed responsibility, but Defense Minister Fikri Işik says the Kurdistan Worker's Party PKK is to blame. It's considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU. The PKK's carried out dozens of attacks on police and military posts in the largely Kurdish southeast of Turkey since 2015.
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Clashes resuming last year after a fragile peace process collapsed. More than 40,000 people have been killed in violence since the PKK first took up arms in 1984. The latest attacks come amid growing international alarm over President Tayyip Erdogan's post-coup purge.