WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (KUNA) -- The United States on Tuesday condemned a
deadly attack close to the Turkey-Syria border, and pledged to stand with
Turkey in its fight against terrorism.
Nine people were killed and more than 60 people injured in the car bomb
explosion in Gaziantep, Turkey. The State department expressed its deepest
condolences to the victim's families.
"United States stands with Turkey in its fight against terrorism, and we
join the Turkish authorities in calling for calm in the wake of these tragic
events," State department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.
The attack occurred Monday night near a police station near the Syrian
border, where tens of thousands of refugees are sheltering in Turkish camps.
The bombing is under investigation. As of yet, there was no claim of
responsibility by any militant group. (end)
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