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Islamic State claims responsibily for Turkey car bomb blast

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for a car bomb in southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday morning that killed eight people and wounded more than 100,Reuters reports.

The blast went off close to the Diyarbakir state prison, where some of the opposition leaders are believed to be held.

After the explosion, the Diyarbakir governor issued a statement, claiming that Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was behind the blast.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim also linked the attack to  Kurdish militants saying that one of the deceased was a suspected member of PKK.

The European Union and US has condemned the bombing and blamed PKK for the indefensible bombing.

Turkish media was temporarily been barred from covering the Diyarbakir attack. The government also restricted access to Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp.

The blast came less than two days after the release of an audio message by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,which urged fighters to attack both Saudi Arabia and Turkey.