Report: 4 arrested in connection with southern Turkey explosions

Relatives mourn around the coffin of Kemal Baz on Wednesday during the funerals of the victims of the car bombs.

Story highlights

  • 4 are arrested in connection with twin blasts in Reyhanli, a semi-official news agency says
  • Four others are questioned and released, the report adds
  • Turkish officials have blamed local Marxists with contacts with Syria's intelligence services

Four people were arrested Wednesday in connection with blasts in a southern Turkish town that killed about 50 people, the semi-official Anadolu news agency reported.

The arrests were tied to Saturday's bloodshed in Reyhanli, where two explosive-laden cars went off at the community's city hall and in front of a post office.

In addition to those killed, about 100 people were injured in the blasts.

By Monday, nine suspects -- all of them Turkish nationals -- were in custody, Interior Minister Muammer Guler told Anadolu. He and other Turkish officials accused a former Marxist terror group that they say maintains relations with Al Muhabarat, Syria's intelligence services.

Anger lingers after Turkey bombing
Anger lingers after Turkey bombing


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Wednesday's Anadolu report said four other individuals were questioned about the bombings by prosecutors and then released.