Turkish prime minister vows revenge after 'Kurdish car bomb attack' at police checkpoint which left 11 officers dead and 70 in critical condition


At least 11 police officers were killed and 70 injured when suspected Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in south-east Turkey with an explosives-laden truck.
Turkey on Friday vowed to retaliate. 'We will give those vile (attackers) the answer they deserve,' Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told a news conference in Istanbul. 'No terrorist organisation can hold Turkey captive.'
The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 yards from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly Kurdish Sirnak province which borders Syria,
The three-storey police station was destroyed in the powerful explosion. 
 large plumes of smoke billowing from the site, which it said was a police checkpoint. 
At least two of the wounded were in a critical condition, an official said. The Health Ministry said it had sent 12 ambulances and two helicopters to the scene.

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