Three people have been killed and around 20 others injured in another explosion at a tourist destination in Turkey. The latest blast brought terror to a shopping area of Antalya – one of the country’s most popular holiday spots. It was the fifth bomb to hit Turkey in less than 24 hours. Antalya and Marmaris – which was targeted on Sunday – are popular with west European and Russian holidaymakers as well as Turks.
A total of 10 Britons were among those hurt in Sunday’s attacks. The most powerful blast in Marmaris involved a minibus. The device was hidden under a seat in the vehicle which exploded on a main street packed with bars and restaurants around midnight. Other bombs were placed in rubbish bins in the resort. In all, 27 people were injured in Sunday’s attacks, including six hurt in a separate blast in Istanbul. As police step up security, the Kurdish Freedom Falcons – an armed group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK – claimed responsibility for Sunday’s blasts.