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'Suicide bomber' kills 31 people

An explosion outside a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria killed at least 31 people and wounded many more yesterday in what local officials said may have been a female suicide bombing.

Television footage showed bodies lying beneath trees outside the building in the mostly Kurdish town in southeastern Turkey, which lies some 10km from the Syrian border.

"I think the number of wounded is more than 50. They are still being put into ambulances," a witness said.