More than 40 Dead in Turkey Car Bombings near Syria

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) - It's one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey in recent years. Two car bombs near the border with Syria have left 42 people dead and about 140 others wounded.

A senior Turkish official is blaming Syria for the blasts, which took place on a busy street. One of the car bombs exploded just outside a city hall. The other went off outside the post office. The two blasts took place 15 minutes apart.

The explosions are raising fears that Turkey could be drawn into Syria's civil war.

Turkey already hosts Syria's political opposition and rebel commanders. It's given shelter to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. And in the past, it has retaliated against Syrian shells that landed in Turkey.

The Turkish deputy prime minister says if it's proven that Syria was behind the attack, Turkey will "do whatever is necessary."


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