The United States condemns the truck bomb attack that killed at least 11 police in the southeastern Turkish town of Cizre, US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass said on Friday.
“We condemn this morning’s horrific terrorist attack in Cizre,” Bass said in a statement. “We grieve with the people of Turkey, our NATO ally, and we reaffirm our shared commitment to defeating terrorism.”
Turkey’s Health Minister Recep Akdag said that more than 70 people were wounded in the attack.
Southeast Turkey’s Regional Authorities blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) suicide bomber.
Deadly clashes between the PKK and the Turkish armed forces occur regularly in the Sirnak province, the site of a number of terrorist attacks since the July 2015 breakdown of the ceasefire.