ANKARA, 18th August, 2016 (WAM) — Three people, including a police officer, have been killed and seventy-three others, including 20 police officers, were injured late on Wednesday in a bomb blast which hit the eastern city of Van, local authorities told Anadolu Agency.

Van Governor, Ibrahim Tasyapan, said that terrorists detonated a car bomb near a police station in the city’s Ipekyolu district shortly after 11 p.m. local time.

Tasyapan confirmed that many buildings in the area were damaged, and said that one suspect had been caught during an operation launched after the attack.