Bomb-Carrying Woman Killed in Istanbul Blast

Police probe possible suicide bombing
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 10, 2012 8:05 AM CST
People walk in snow in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A woman in Istanbul was killed yesterday when the bomb she was carrying exploded, Turkish state news reports. Police investigating reports of a blast discovered her body; now, they're trying to figure out if she was a suicide bomber or meant to plant the bomb somewhere, only to have it explode prematurely. Istanbul has seen suicide attacks by Kurdish rebels in the past, as part of a continuing conflict over autonomy that has left thousands dead since 1984, AP notes. (Read more Turkey stories.)

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