Monday, August 20, 2012

Gaziantep Car bomb: 7 Dead

At least seven people have been killed after a remote control bomb exploded near a police station in the city of Gaziantep, security sources have said.

The explosion was caused by a remote-controlled car bomb, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported quoted Gaziantep's governor Erdal Ata as saying.

Turkey has opened a centre in Gaziantep to receive international aid for Syrian refugees fleeing the uprising against President Bashar al Assad.

The country is struggling to cope with an influx of almost 70,000 Syrian refugees.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but southeastern Turkey has seen frequent attacks by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.

The group launched a separatist insurgency in the region 28 years ago.

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