Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Two hurt in Turkish bomb blast

Two people have been injured in a bomb blast in the Mediterranean port city of Mersin, southern Turkey

Two people have been injured in a bomb explosion near a police station in southern Turkey, the state-run Anatolia news agency said.

The report said police are investigating whether the home-made bomb went off prematurely, injuring two men who were intending to hide and set it off.

Anatolia said the right hand of one of the men was torn off in the blast.

The explosion happened in the Mediterranean port city of Mersin, which has recently seen an increase in attacks by supporters of Kurdish rebels who are fighting for autonomy in the country's south-east.

Hundreds of thousands of Kurds have migrated to Mersin and other cities in the country's west to escape the fighting in the south-east. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people since 1984.

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