Bomb explodes on beach in Turkey

A small bomb exploded on a beach in a Turkish resort early today, slightly injuring six people and causing panic.

NTV television said the bomb went off on a beach in Kemer, in Antalya province, a resort popular with tourists from Germany, the Netherlands and Russia.

The report said the bomb was buried in the sand and the injured were mostly hurt by flying stones.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Kurdish rebels fighting for autonomy in south-eastern Turkey have carried out attacks at tourist resorts in the past.