Turkish police have detained an eighth person suspected of involvement in a blast in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey last week which claimed six lives, the state-run Anatolian news agency said on Jan. 9. Turkey’s Interior Minister Besir Atalay said on Tuesday seven people had been detained over the incident, which authorities have blamed on PKK Kurdish militants. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has signaled that group members working independently may have been behind the bombing, which security sources said targeted military personnel though most of those killed were school students. (Reuters)

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