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Security officials in Turkey now say the explosion which turned this minibus full of villagers into a mangled wreck was caused by a roadside bomb.

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At least ten people died here and three were wounded.

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Military helicopters landed on a hillside nearby to ferry the injured to hospital.


The blast happened near the village of Gecitli on the borders of Iraq and Iran, the heartland of the pro-Kurdish separatists, the PKK.

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“I curse the terrorists who were behind this blast. We are determined to continue the fight against terrorism and we will not be deterred.”

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The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The PKK declared a ceasefire in August – it is not due to expire until the 20th of September.

A spokesman for the group has denied that the group’s military wing was behind this attack.

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In an interview earlier this week, one of the group’s leaders said it was prepared to accept autonomous status for the Kurdish region, along the lines of Catalonia’s in Spain.

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