An explosion has hit a police checkpoint in the Turkish border town of Cizre, with reports of at least nine dead and 64 wounded in the latest in a spate of attacks in the country’s turbulent south-east.

The news channel NTV showed large plumes of smoke billowing from the site after, according to Anadolu Agency, Kurdish rebels detonated a car bomb.

Pictures showed emergency services sifting through the wreckage of a severely damaged building, reportedly a police station.

Cizre is in Sirnak, a province that borders both Syria and Iraq and has a largely Kurdish population. Continue reading.