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Turkish Police Detain 8 Bombing Suspects

Turkish police have detained eight people allegedly linked to Kurdish rebels for bomb attacks against two hotels in Istanbul and a liquefied gas plant, police officials said Wednesday. A previously unknown Kurdish group claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn bomb attacks Tuesday that killed two people and wounded 11 others. An al-Qaida-linked group also claimed responsibility in a statement posted on a Web site, but Turkish authorities cast doubt on that claim, saying Kurdish separatists were suspected. Police officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said authorities were questioning the eight, who were detained Tuesday and Wednesday and suspected of links to militant Kurdish groups, about the bombings. Police said it was too early to say if any charges might be brought against them. The officials provided no other details about those in custody. Full Story

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