Five killed, 110 injured in Thursday blast in Turkey 2008-01-04 15:36:27   Print

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- A hospital doctor in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir said Friday that the injured people by a strong explosion which rocked the city Thursday has rose to 110, more than the earlier figure given by local officials.

    Five people were killed and 110 others injured in the explosion Thursday, the doctor told Xinhua on Friday.

    Earlier on Thursday following the blast, Diyabakir Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said that five people including three school students were killed and 67 others wounded, including 30 military personnel.

    According to Turkish police sources, the bomb attack targeted a military personnel bus in Diyarbakir, where most Kurds are living.

    The attack was staged by a car bomb when the bus was passing near Dedeman Hotel at Mimar Sinan Street in Diyarbakir's Yenisehir district, local police said.

    Diyarbakir, which is the biggest city in mainly Kurdish southeastern Turkey, is home to large numbers of Turkish troops who are fighting banned Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) rebels both inside Turkey and in neighboring Iraq.

Editor: Du Guodong
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