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Turkey jails Kurdish party leaders as attack kills nine

Women and children walk away from a damaged building at the site of an explosion in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey on November 4, 2016Turkey jailed the two leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish party and several other MPs, in an unprecedented crackdown as a bombing killed nine in the Kurdish-dominated southeast. A court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir remanded in custody Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag after they were detained along with 10 of its MPs, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Including Demirtas and Yuksekdag, nine of the 12 HDP MPs were placed under arrest by the courts pending trial in hearings that lasted throughout the day.

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