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January 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two relatives of soldiers killed in Turkey's Kurdish insurgency set themselves on fire in an Istanbul cemetery Thursday, during a protest against the government's decision to delay executing a Kurdish rebel leader. Onlookers rushed to aid the pair--the mother of a slain army lieutenant and the brother of another killed soldier--beating the flames with jackets and rolling the two on the ground to try to put out the fire.
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January 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two relatives of soldiers killed in Turkey's Kurdish insurgency set themselves on fire in an Istanbul cemetery Thursday, during a protest against the government's decision to delay executing a Kurdish rebel leader. Onlookers rushed to aid the pair--the mother of a slain army lieutenant and the brother of another killed soldier--beating the flames with jackets and rolling the two on the ground to try to put out the fire.
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July 1, 1996 | Associated Press
A woman with explosives strapped to her stomach as if she were pregnant blew herself up Sunday in the middle of a military ceremony in eastern Turkey. Six other people died and 30 were injured, said Gov. Necati Bilican, who blamed Kurdish rebels. The Anatolia news agency reported that 35 people were wounded in the attack, believed to be the first suicide bombing in the 12-year-old Kurdish war for autonomy.
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March 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
A young woman set off hand grenades strapped to her body and stuffed in her backpack when stopped by police in Istanbul's main square Saturday, killing herself and wounding 10 others. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but authorities quickly accused Kurdish rebels seeking revenge for the recent arrest and imprisonment of their leader, Abdullah Ocalan. The Istanbul governor, Erol Cakir, said police believe that the bomber planned to set off the grenades near a group of police buses.
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March 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
A young woman set off hand grenades strapped to her body and stuffed in her backpack when stopped by police in Istanbul's main square Saturday, killing herself and wounding 10 others. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but authorities quickly accused Kurdish rebels seeking revenge for the recent arrest and imprisonment of their leader, Abdullah Ocalan. The Istanbul governor, Erol Cakir, said police believe that the bomber planned to set off the grenades near a group of police buses.
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October 26, 1996 | Reuters
Four people, including three policemen, died Friday in a suicide bomb attack by a woman assailant on police headquarters in the southern Turkish town of Adana, the state-run Anatolian news agency said. The attacker was blown to pieces in the explosion, Anatolian said. It gave no further details.
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October 26, 1996 | Reuters
Four people, including three policemen, died Friday in a suicide bomb attack by a woman assailant on police headquarters in the southern Turkish town of Adana, the state-run Anatolian news agency said. The attacker was blown to pieces in the explosion, Anatolian said. It gave no further details.
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July 1, 1996 | Associated Press
A woman with explosives strapped to her stomach as if she were pregnant blew herself up Sunday in the middle of a military ceremony in eastern Turkey. Six other people died and 30 were injured, said Gov. Necati Bilican, who blamed Kurdish rebels. The Anatolia news agency reported that 35 people were wounded in the attack, believed to be the first suicide bombing in the 12-year-old Kurdish war for autonomy.
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