Turkey: Kurdish rebel car bomb attack foiled

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June 11, 2010 21:53

 
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ANKARA, Turkey — Police foiled an alleged car bomb plot in western Turkey by detaining four Kurdish militants in possession of explosives, while a roadside bomb detonated in the east and wounded 13 soldiers and a boy on Friday, authorities said.

One soldier was killed and another wounded when pro-Kurdish militants opened fire on security forces in a separate attack Friday in southeastern Turkey's Hakkari province, the state-run news agency reported.

Also Friday, a lieutenant's wife died in a hospital a day after being injured in a rocket attack on a military housing complex near the southern city of Osmaniye, authorities said.

All four incidents were blamed on rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, who have intensified attacks across Turkey after imprisoned rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan last month abandoned efforts to seek dialogue with the government, accusing it of ignoring his calls.

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