13 in custody over Reyhanlı bombs near Syrian border
Over 732 workplaces, 62 vehicles, eight public buildings and 120 individual houses were damaged by the explosions. DAILY NEWS photo / Emrah GÜRELThirteen suspects in total have been detained over connections to the bombs that exploded in the Turkish border town of Reyhanlı killing 51 people on May 11, according to Interior Minister Muammer Güler.
Hatay Gov. Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz also stated that the investigations had mostly been completed, CNNTürk reported. Nine suspects were detained a day after the explosions, and the number reached thirteen May 14.
Fifty one people were killed by the twin blasts, 41 of whom have been identified, including 36 Turkish citizens. Over 732 workplaces, 62 vehicles, eight public buildings and 120 individual houses were damaged by the explosions.
Turkish authorities have blamed supporters of President Bashar al-Assad for the blasts, but Syria quickly denied the accusations.