July 10, 2005

Ten people hurt in explosion in west Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Ten people were hurt in an explosion
in a western Turkish resort town on Sunday, but it was not
immediately clear what caused the blast, news reports said.

The explosion occurred in Cesme, a popular resort area on
the Aegean Sea, the state-run Anatolian news agency said.

Bomb experts were investigating at the scene of the blast,
which occurred in a waste bin near a bank in central Cesme, the
agency said. Police have sealed off the area.

Ten people were being treated for their injuries at a local
hospital, private news channel NTV said.

A Kurdish separatist group claimed responsibility in April
for a bombing in Kusadasi, another Aegean Sea resort center.

Islamic militants, far-left militants and Kurdish rebels
have all been behind bomb attacks in Turkey in the past.