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Bomb kills two children in eastern Turkey

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TUNCELI, Turkey, May 13 (Reuters) Two children were killed today in a bomb explosion in eastern Turkey blamed by authorities on the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The bomb went off in an empty hut once used as a garage in the province of Erzincan, killing two boys and injuring two others playing nearby, a security official told Reuters.

The boys were aged between 12 and 14, the official said.

Earlier, provincial authorities said four soldiers and a Kurdish rebel were killed today in an operation by the Turkish army against the PKK near the Iraqi border.

Ankara blames the PKK for the deaths of more than 30,000 people since the group launched an armed campaign for a Kurdish homeland covering most of eastern Turkey in 1984.

REUTERS OM VC1830

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