Turkey evacuates Iraq bombing victims to Turkey

July 8, 2007 22:10

Turkish military air ambulances on Sunday evacuated 21 people wounded in a suicide attack in a town north of Baghdad, for treatment in Turkish hospitals, the Foreign Ministry said. Saturday's suicide truck bomb blast killed more than 100 people at a market in the farming town of Armili and was among the deadliest this year in Iraq. Two military air ambulances carrying 21 of the wounded landed at a military airfield late Sunday, Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman Adnan Kececi said. Most of the wounded would be treated at a military hospital in the Turkish capital, Ankara, he said.

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