Friday, March 5, 1999 Published at 19:08 GMT
Left-wing group admits Turkey bombing
Governor Ayhan Cevik's car was destroyed
An extreme left-wing group is claiming responsibility for a car bomb attack in central Turkey which killed three people, according to Turkish police.
The governor's bodyguard and a child are among the dead.
The bomb was placed in a stolen vehicle and detonated by remote control when the governor's official car drove past.
The PKK has said its war against the Turkish state will intensify. But responsiblity for this bombing has been claimed by the Turkish Workers and Peasants Liberation Army - known as TIKKO - which has carried out several violent attacks in the past.
Our correspondent Chris Morris says TIKKO and the PKK have acted together before, but there has been no indication that they co-operated in this incident.
Security across the country has been extremely tight since the arrest of Mr Ocalan amid sporadic protests by his supporters in the mainly Kurdish south-east and in Kurdish suburbs of big cities.
The bomb attack in Cankiri will increased concern about security even further as Turkey heads into what could be a turbulent general election campaign.
Turkish officials said they believed she was protesting against the capture of Mr Ocalan.
On Thursday, Kurdish television announced that its recently-held congress had decided to re-elect Mr Ocalan as its leader. He is currently in custody awaiting trial on charges of treason.