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IS claim responsibility for deadly Turkey car bomb

So-called Islamic State have claimed responsibility for a car bomb in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir that left eight dead and more than 100 wounded.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday in the immediate aftermath of the attack that Kurdish militants were responsible for the blast, and that one member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was killed.



Belgium machete attack 'act of terror'

Belgian police officers stand guard outside the Charleroi police station. Credit: Reuters

The machete attack on two Belgian police officers is being treated as an act of terror, the country's prime minister has confirmed.

Prime Minister Charles Michel said the attacker's shouts of "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) as he slashed at the two women outside Charleroi police station were a notable factor in the authorities' decision.

The attacker, who was shot and killed by police, has been identified as K.B.,an Algerian who had lived in Belgium since 2012.

The 33-year-old was already known to police as a petty criminal.

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