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Turkey: 13 held for blast that killed nine

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 11:48

Ankara: Thirteen suspects have been detained in connection with a car bombing during Eid-ul-Fitr in Turkey that killed nine people, including four children, officials said on Friday.
Erdal Ata, the governor of the southeastern province of Gaziantep, said the blast dampened the festivity, Xinhua reported citing the Today`s Zaman newspaper website.
Along with the nine deaths, the bombing also left 68 others injured when a car full of explosives parked near the Karsiyaka police station in Sehitkamil district was blown up.


First Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 11:48

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