Two bombings in Turkey to report. The minibus explosion could have been perpetrated by Kurdish separatists, but the one in Kusadasi, featuring a female suicide bomber, was almost certainly jihad motivated. From AP:
ANKARA, Turkey – A bomb destroyed a minibus Saturday near a popular Aegean Sea beach in western Turkey, killing five people, including tourists from Britain and Ireland, and wounding 13.
The British Foreign Office in London said one British citizen was killed and five others were injured. Separately, a regional governor said an Irish tourist and two Turks were killed in the blast in Kusadasi, 45 miles south of the port city of Izmir.
The Anatolia news agency reported that the device exploded in the lap of a female bomber. A police official in Kusadasi said preliminary evidence pointed to a Turkish female suicide bomber, whose body was torn apart by the force of the bomb. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because superior officers had not granted permission to speak publicly.
However, the deputy governor of Aydin province, Nurdogan Kaya, said the bombing was traced to a package planted on the minibus…
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.