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Bomb Blast on Turkish Train Kills 5

Turkish officials say five people were killed and several others injured as a bomb ripped through a train in eastern Turkey.

Some passenger cars were derailed in the blast Saturday.

Officials say suspected Kurdish rebels planted the explosives on the railway tracks.

A second train arriving at the scene also came under attack, but it is not yet clear if anyone was injured.

The Anatolia news agency says the trains were traveling in Bingol province, between the eastern towns of Elazig and Tatvan.

Kurdish rebels are active in southeastern region, where a revolt to create an ethnic homeland has claimed more than 30,000 lives since 1984.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.