Bomb Blast Kills 8 in Southeastern Turkey

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A car bomb that exploded near a police station in southeastern Turkey has killed eight people and wounded 64 others.

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

The remote-controlled explosion also set several vehicles on fire.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.

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 autonomy.