Bomb Blast Kills Seven in Southeastern Turkey

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in southeastern Turkey.

Police say the bomb occurred Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country's border with Syria.

Dozens were wounded in the blast, which set several vehicles on fire.

Rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are active in Turkey's Kurdish-majority southeast.

More than 40,000 people, mostly Kurds, have been killed since the PKK took up arms in 1984 to demand a separate Kurdish state.