Bomb blast hits Ankara court house, no casualties

A bomb exploded inside a court house in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday, state news agency Anatolian reported.

 Bomb blast hits Ankara court house, no casualties
A bomb exploded inside a court house in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday, state news agency Anatolian reported.

The bomb caused no injuries but shattered windows, the news agency said, quoting police officials. It exploded on the fourth floor of the court house, near a room used by prosecutors.

A clerk in the building told Reuters she heard a loud blast.

In May a powerful bomb outside a crowded shopping mall in the heart of Ankara injured scores of people. Authorities said they believed the blast to be the work of the outlawed separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Bombs are often used by Kurdish militants and other radical groups in Turkey, which has seen an escalation in deadly attacks this year.

Reuters
Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2007, 17:58
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