[QODLink]
Europe
Deadly blast hits eastern city in Turkey
At least seven soldiers killed in Tunceli after a powerful explosion struck their vehicle.
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 16:32
A vehicle laden with explosives was detonated as a military vehicle carrying the soldiers was passing [EPA]

At least seven soldiers have been killed in the eastern Turkish city of Tunceli after a vehicle laden with explosives was detonated as a military vehicle carrying the soldiers was passing, security sources said.

Turkish television footage on Tuesday showed two vehicles in flames on what appeared to be a thinly-populated road connecting two districts of the city.

Al Jazeera's Elif Ural, reporting from Diyarbakir, said that so far nobody had claimed responsibility for the attack.

"The govenors office said that they are still collecting information and will let us know in the coming hours," she said.

"The only confirmation we have, is that a military vehicle was hit and at least seven soldiers were killed and many others injured."

There are reports that the target was a military vehicle.

The cause is not yet known, but there has been heavy fighting in recent days between Kurdish rebels and the Turkish military.

156

Source:
Al Jazeera and agencies
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.