Death toll in Turkish bombings rises to 46

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 15:57

Reyhanli (Turkey): An official says the death toll in a pair of car bomb attacks in a Turkish town near the Syrian border has increased to 46.

Senior ruling party official Huseyin Celik said today three people injured in the attacks in the border town of Reyhanli died overnight. Around 50 other people were still being treated in hospitals.

Turkish officials blamed yesterday`s bombings on a group linked to Syria, and said the neighbouring country`s intelligence service and military are "the usual suspects."

The blasts raised fears that Turkey could increasingly be drawn into Syria`s civil war.
Turkey already hosts Syria`s political opposition and rebel commanders, has given shelter to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and in the past retaliated against Syrian shells that landed in Turkey.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 15:57

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