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In Turkey, Governor Safiturk Dies After Bomb Attack, 30 Detained

A district governor has died after a bomb attack on his office in the largely Kurdish southeast of Turkey and police have detained 30 people in the investigation, security sources said yesterday.

The YPS, a youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack in Mardin, according to the ANF news agency, which is close to the militant group.


Derik district governor Muhammed Fatih Safiturk was one of three people hurt in the attack, suffering second-degree burns. He died in hospital in the city of Gaziantep yesterday, having been flown there by helicopter, the Dogan news agency said.

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