At least eight people were killed and more than 100 wounded in an explosion in Baglar district of Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir, on Friday, (4 November), Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, according to a Reuters report. One suspected member of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was also killed in the blast, he added.

The cause of the blast was not immediately known, although it is suspected a car-bomb went off. According to reports, many ambulances were sent to the scene of the explosion. The sound of the blast is said to have resounded through the city.

The country has been hit by a series of deadly attacks in the past 18 months.

The blast took place just hours after two leaders of the HDP party, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag along with nine other lawmakers were detained for a counterterrorism probe.

The explosion occurred near a police station, a security source said.