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Toll from attack in Turkey attack rises after policeman dies

AFP , Friday 6 May 2016
Gaziantep attack
Police forensic experts inspect the scene after an explosion in front of the city's police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey May 1, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)

The toll from a bombing last weekend on a police station in Turkey's southern city of Gazinantep blamed on a militant linked to Islamic State (IS) has risen to three, reports said Friday.

The toll rose after policeman Mehmet Oter, 45, died in hospital of his wounds sustained in the car bomb attack Sunday in Gaziantep, a major hub for Syrian refugees close to the border, the Dogan news agency reported.

The attack, which has not been claimed, was blamed by the Turkish interior ministry on a Turkish militant linked to IS jihadists who have already carried out several deadly attacks in Turkey over the last year.

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