Turkey: Explosives That Killed 16 Had Been Intended for Suicide Attack

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -
People look at a damaged car at the site of last night's explosion near the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey May 13, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
People look at a damaged car at the site of last Thursday’s explosion near the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, Friday. (Reuters/Sertac Kayar)

Explosives that detonated in a village in southeastern Turkey last week, killing 16 people, had been intended for use in a suicide bombing in a city, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday.

A truck carrying more than 15 tons of explosives blew up in a village near the city of Diyarbakir last Thursday. Kurdish terrorists were believed to have been transporting the explosives, security sources have said.