13 killed in Turkey bomb blastsJuly 28th, 2008 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 28 (DPA) At least 13 people were killed and 70 injured Sunday in two bomb blasts in Turkey’s Istanbul province, officials said. The first bomb exploded at 1645 GMT. It was placed in a rubbish bin near a crowded street in Gungoren suburb on the European side of Istanbul, the NTV television station reported.
The second blast occurred 10 to 12 minutes later, some 50 metres away from the site of the first blast, Istanbul Governor Muammer Gulertold told reporters at the scene of the blast.
Witnesses told NTV television that many people had gone to inspect the scene of the first blast when the second bomb exploded.
The report quoted intelligence officials as saying they believed the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) may have been behind the attack.
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