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Car bomb rocks eastern Turkish town, nine injured


A car bomb explosion has hit the Turkish town of Ovacik in the eastern province of Tunceli, injuring several people.

Early reports said that nine people, including a police officer, have been injured in the Monday blast, which hit near a housing block for civil servants working at a local courthouse at about 1.30 p.m. local time, security sources said.

Three of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

The bomb was detonated near the lodgings in the district of Ovacik, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) east of Turkey’s capital city, Ankara, the sources added.

Firefighters managed to extinguished a blaze caused by the blast, according to the Dogan news agency

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