Car bomb kills two Turkish police, wounds 22 near Syria border

Police officers look at debris outside the police headquarters in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on May 1, 2016 after a car bomb exploded, killing at least one policemanA car bomb on Sunday struck the Turkish city of Gaziantep, a major refugee hub near the Syrian border, killing at least two policemen and wounding 22 people as the country reels from a succession of militant attacks. On a day of violence dubbed “Black Sunday” by local media, three Turkish soldiers died in a separate attack in the province of Mardin to the east, in an ambush by Kurdish militants who have killed hundreds of security forces in a renewed insurgency since last year. With Turkey on high alert for May Day celebrations, four suspected jihadists were detained in Ankara on suspicion of planning attacks and other May 1 events were cancelled elsewhere over security fears.

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