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2008-06-16 12:00:48

Freight train hit by mine blast in eastern Turkey ANKARA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- A mine blast hit a freight train in eastern Turkey, injuring three, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Sunday. The mine was planted by the outlawed Kurdish Worker's Party ( PKK) on the rails between Egirmec and Eralan villages in Turkey's eastern province of Mus, said the report. Three railway workers were injured and five wagons were damaged at the blast which occurred on Saturday, the...

2006-08-26 02:16:01

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded in the southern Turkish city of Adana late on Friday, injuring four people, state news agency Anatolian reported. The first bomb was placed outside a bank while the second exploded five minutes later at an office block in the center of Adana, which is home to an airbase used by U.S. forces. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks. But a similar twin attack in the same city in early August was claimed by the Kurdistan Liberation Hawks, an...

2006-07-29 03:34:38

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - An explosion at a military barracks in southeast Turkey on Saturday was caused by gas, security officials said, while local media reported a bomb exploded in the western port city Izmir on Friday night. The bomb in Izmir, one of Turkey's largest cities, injured four people and was being investigated, CNN Turk reported. The explosion in the barracks in the southeastern province of Van -- an area frequently targeted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)...

2006-06-18 08:18:44

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb explosion on a railway track in eastern Turkey destroyed eight carriages of a cargo train on Sunday, state news agency Anatolian reported. The bomb, which exploded as the train passed, flipped over 12 carriages, leaving eight unusable, and wrecked 20 metres (65 ft) of track in the eastern province of Mus, Anatolian said. No further details were available. Attacks against security forces, civilians and property in the mainly Kurdish east and southeast have...

2006-05-04 01:00:22

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A bomb exploded beside a minibus carrying soldiers' children home from school on Wednesday in a town in southeast Turkey, injuring 17 people including 11 children, a local security chief said. The bomb, in Hakkari in the mainly Kurdish southeast, is part of an escalation of violence in the region, where soldiers have also stepped up operations against the outlawed guerrilla group, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Yasar Agdere, Hakkari's security...

2006-04-25 06:54:19

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Eighty children who took part in riots in Turkey's troubled, mainly Kurdish southeast face up to 15 years in prison, according to an indictment seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The riots, which began late last month, pitting pro-Kurdish protesters against the security forces, were the worst civil unrest in Turkey for more than a decade and left 16 people -- including at least three children, one aged 3, -- dead and hundreds injured. The indictment, prepared...

2006-04-07 13:20:23

By Emma Ross-Thomas ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A woman suicide bomber was killed at a mosque in Turkey's Black Sea city of Ordu and her colleague injured when a bomb they were carrying blew up on Friday, media reports said. Two other people were also injured in the blast in the toilets of a Koran teaching facility, next to the mosque, state-run agency Anatolian said, citing police. CNN Turk quoted local security chief Ridvan Guler as saying there were two "women terrorists" and one had...

2006-04-07 11:28:36

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two women bombers blew themselves up at a mosque in Turkey's Black Sea city Ordu on Friday, leaving one bomber dead and the other injured, media reports said. A third person was also injured in the blast in the toilets of a Koran teaching facility, next to the mosque in Ordu, CNN Turk said. Television images showed a building that appeared to have been gutted. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Police in Ordu were not immediately available for...

2006-04-05 04:39:00

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish guerillas attacked a police station in southeast Turkey with shoulder-fired rockets overnight, killing one policeman and injuring seven others, police said on Wednesday. The attack followed a week of street clashes between Kurdish protesters and police sparked by the funerals of 14 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels killed in clashes with troops. Sixteen people have been killed in the protests, prompting Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to make...

2006-04-01 09:19:12

By Darren Butler DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Fresh clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in southeast Turkey killed one protester and injured 10 others on Saturday, security sources said. The latest death brought the toll in this week's violence to eight dead. The protester was named as Ahmet Arac. The clashes erupted near the Syrian border in the town of Kiziltepe, a town of around 100,000 people south of the mainly Kurdish region's largest city Diyarbakir, where most of...


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