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Bomb blast in Turkish court house

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  • Bomb explodes inside a court house in Turkish capital Ankara
  • Blast caused no injuries but shattered windows
  • Authorities blame outlawed separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)
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ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) -- A bomb exploded inside a court house in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday, state news agency Anatolian reported.

The bomb caused no injuries but shattered windows, the news agency said, quoting police officials. It exploded on the fourth floor of the court house, near a room used by prosecutors.

A clerk in the building told Reuters she heard a loud blast.

In May a powerful bomb outside a crowded shopping mall in the heart of Ankara injured scores of people. Authorities said they believed the blast to be the work of the outlawed separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Bombs are often used by Kurdish militants and other radical groups in Turkey, which has seen an escalation in deadly attacks this year. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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