May 18, 2016 / 11:12 AM / a year ago

Explosives that killed 16 in Turkey had been intended for suicide attack: presidency

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People gather at the site of last night's explosion near the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey May 13, 2016.Sertac Kayar

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Explosives that detonated in a village in southeastern Turkey last week, killing 16 people, had been intended for use in a suicide bombing in a city, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday.

A truck carrying more than 15 tonnes of explosives blew up in a village near the city of Diyarbakir last Thursday. Kurdish militants were believed to have been transporting the explosives, security sources have said.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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