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Istanbul Blast Kills Four Before Summit

A bomb exploded on an Istanbul bus Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding 14, and another bomb went off in front of the Ankara hotel where President Bush is to stay before Monday’s NATO summit, wounding three. Police said they suspected far-left Marxists in both attacks, the latest in a series of blasts — most of them small, without casualties — ahead of the NATO gathering. Bush arrives in Ankara on Saturday night to meet with Turkish leaders before heading to the summit in Istanbul. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said “these terrorist attacks are intended to disrupt preparations for the upcoming NATO summit.” He added that Bush’s schedule would not be changed. Full Story

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