Report: 40 dead in Turkey car bombings near Syria

SUZAN FRASER
Associated Press
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People carry a woman injured in a blast in Reyhanli, near Turkey's border with Syria, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Two car bombs exploded in a Turkish town near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing and injuring scores of people officials and media reports said. (AP Photo/Anadolu Agency, Lale Koklu) TURKEY OUT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says the death toll in the explosions in a town across the border from Syria is around 40, according to private NTV television.

Muammer Guler said Saturday around 100 other people were injured in the two car bomb explosions and that 29 of them are in serious condition.

The blasts raised fears that Syria's brutal civil war violence was crossing into its neighbor, but Turkey's prime minister hasn't ruled out that it could be related to peace talks with Kurdish rebels.