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Suicide bomber kills two in Turkey
01:47 - Source: CNN

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A female suicide bomber killed two other people and herself, reports say

At least 20 people were hurt in the attack

Bingol province is in eastern Turkey

Istanbul CNN  — 

A female suicide bomber killed two people and herself in an attack Saturday in Turkey’s eastern Bingol province, the Turkish state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

Bingol Governor Mustafa Hakan Guvencer said 20 people were also hurt when the woman detonated her explosives in the town of Bingol, the agency said.

He told the agency that one of the two victims killed was a woman.

Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the injured were being treated in hospital.

Turkey has suffered a number of violent incidents in recent weeks.

An attack 10 days ago in the country’s southeastern Hakkari province, blamed on Kurdish separatists, left 24 soldiers dead and 18 injured.

Last month, at least three people were killed by an explosion in the heart of the Turkish capital, Ankara. A Kurdish rebel splinter group later claimed responsibility for the attack.