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Two die in Turkish pipeline blast


Two people have been killed and one has been wounded after a oil pipeline exploded in southeast Turkey in an apparent terrorist attack..

Turkish security officials said Kurdish militants were behind the blast, branding it as sabotage.

The banned Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, recently vowed to target Turkish economic interests.

However, no-one has yet admitted to attacking the pipeline.

The explosion happened in the Sirnak province close to northern Iraq. The pipeline carries some 500,000 barrels of oil per day.

The PKK wants to create a Kurdish state inside Turkey. It began its armed campaign in 1984 in which more than 40,000 people have lost their lives.

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