Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Middle America: VOA: Militant Kurds Blamed for Deadly Bomb Attack in Van Turkey

Middle America: "VOA: Militant Kurds Blamed for Deadly Bomb Attack in Van Turkey
VOANews.com: 'Militant Kurds Blamed for Deadly Bomb Attack in Turkey

At least six people died when a powerful bomb went off in Turkey's eastern city of Van. The attack targeted the predominantly Kurdish province's state appointed governor and is being blamed on Kurdish militants.
The remote-controlled device, placed in a truck on Van's main street, ripped holes in the car carrying the governor, as he made his way to work. The governor survived the attack, but at least six people, most of them pedestrians, died, and over 20 others were injured in the blast that shattered windows in surrounding buildings.

Turkish police said the attack was likely carried out by members of the outlawed separatist Kurdish rebel group, known as the PKK. "

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