Bus blast kills at least 13 on Turkey-Syria border
Published on Feb 12, 2013 6:30 AM
REYHANLI, Turkey (REUTERS) - A Syrian minibus exploded at a crossing on Turkey's border with Syria near the Turkish town of Reyhanli on Monday, killing at least 13 people including Turkish citizens and wounding dozens more, Turkish officials said.
Witnesses said they saw the vehicle drive up to the Cilvegozu border post, one of the main crossing points for Syrian refugees into Turkey, shortly before the explosion.
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said the government was investigating all possible causes for the blast, including a suicide attack, but it was wrong to jump to hasty conclusions.
"The information that we have for now is that a minibus with Syrian number plates coming form the other side exploded. It was a powerful explosion," Mr Arinc, who is also the government spokesman, told reporters after a regular cabinet meeting.
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