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Monday, March 1, 1999 Published at 08:26 GMT


World: Europe

Grenade attack in Istanbul injures seventeen


Unknown attackers threw a hand grenade into a cafe in Istanbul on Sunday night, injuring seventeen people.

Two of the injured were reported to be in a serious condition.

The semi-official Anatolian news agency said the local authorities believed supporters of the jailed Kurdish rebel leader, Abdullah Ocalan, were responsible.

In other attacks in Istanbul during the night, petrol bombs were thrown into a municipal garage and a number of buses were set on fire.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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