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Turkish TV: Explosion kills 10 people near border with Syria

Turkish TV: Explosion kills 10 people in Suruc near the border with Syria

Turkish TV: Explosion kills 10 people near border with Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) -- An explosion Monday has killed at least 10 people and injured scores of others in the southeastern Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border, state-run Turkish news agencies reported.

The private Turkish DHA news agency said at least 50 people had been hospitalized in the midday explosion.

Suruc is just across the border from the Syrian city of Kobani, the scene of fierce battles between Kurdish groups and the Islamic State group. Kobani was the Islamic State group's biggest defeat last year since it established control over large swathes of Iraq and Syria. The city has become a symbol of Kurdish resistance against the group.

DHA says the blast Monday occurred at a cultural center while a political group was giving a statement to the press on Kobani's reconstruction.

News reports said 300 people from the Federation of Socialist Youths association were staying at the cultural center and were preparing to travel to Kobani to help with the rebuilding.

Kobani was also the scene of surprise IS attacks last month that killed more than 200 people.


Updated : 2021-09-22 00:42 GMT+08:00