Explosion in Turkey injures eight

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Sunday, June 4, 2006

The explosion occurred at the Turkish port of Mersin

Eight people were injured in an explosion outside a shopping mall in the Turkish Mediterranean port of Mersin on Saturday.

According to Dogan News Agency, the Governor of Mersin province Huseyin Aksoy said, "The explosion was caused by a remote-controlled bomb … connected to a mobile telephone."

As shown on private news channel CNN Turk, the injured were carried on stretchers to waiting ambulances. Damages amounted to broken windows in the immediate area.

While radical Islamic, Kurdish, and left-wing militants are active in Turkey, there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack.