Turkey: 3rd blast 'unrelated to attacks'

2013-05-11 19:19
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Istanbul - A third explosion rocked the Turkish town of Reyhanli on Saturday, television channel NTV reported, but the incident was unrelated to twin blasts there that killed at least 40 people and injured 100 earlier in the day.

"The third explosion was a car's fuel tank. It had nothing to do with the events" earlier on Saturday, NTV quoted Interior Minister Muammer Guler as saying.
There were no immediate details on whether the third blast had resulted in casualties.

NTV reported earlier that the blast had occurred in a heavily populated area a few hundred metres away from Reyhanli town centre, raising fears of a new attack.

Authorities in Turkey have pointed the figure at the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the twin car bombs, the deadliest attack since the conflict in Syria broke out two years ago.

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