A vehicle burns after explosion in Tunceli
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Turkey blast 'kills seven' in Tunceli

A powerful explosion has rocked the eastern Turkish city of Tunceli, killing seven people, media report.

The blast targeted a military vehicle carrying security personnel.

The city is near the country's Kurdish area and suspicion will automatically fall upon Kurdish rebel group the PKK.

Fighting between Turkish troops and the PKK - the Kurdistan Workers' Party - has escalated in recent months.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 25 Sep 2012