Monday, August 28, 2006

Turkey blasts hit tourists - dozens injured

There have been a series of bomb blasts in Turkey. Early reports have indicated that at least 6 may have been killed according to the mother of one eyewitness and the BBC has reported at least 10 injured. At least three blasts hit tourist areas of Marmaris, a popular tourist area in southern Turkey. A minibus is said to have been destroyed in one blast outside a McDonalds restaurant at around 2 am local time. Two other blasts occurred simultaneously in another nearby tourist resort according to Sky News. There are also reports of an explosion in the capital Istanbul. No claims of responsibility have yet been received. The Foreign Office Helpline is 020 7008 0000 Posted by Picasa

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