ANKARA, 13th June, 2016 (WAM) — At least nine people were injured, three of them seriously, in a car bomb explosion this afternoon near the residential compound of the Ministry of Justice in the Turkish town of Ovacik in the eastern province of Tunceli in south-eastern Turkey.

Turkish security forces have cut off the roads leading to the site of the blast and begun an extensive search operation in the area to catch the perpetrators of the incident.

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