Explosion in Turkey injures two Syrians

November 12, 2005 02:19


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An explosion in a yarn depot on the edges of Turkey's largest city late Friday lightly injured two Syrians, one of whom fled from a hospital after saying he needed to go to the bathroom, police said. Police said they believed the explosion was not linked to terrorism, but could have been related to an organized crime or drug conflict. Investigators did not yet know what caused the blast, a police official said on customary condition of anonymity. The explosion occurred in the Istanbul suburb of Avcilar, partly destroying a wall of the depot and starting a fire, the official said.

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