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U.S. condemns car bombing near Turkey-Syria border

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) hy.sd KUNA 212237 Aug 12NNNN