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Bulgarian blast kills 3 Turkish children, 4 arrested January 5, 2010

Posted by Yilan in Bulgaria, Turkey.
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Bulgarian police on Sunday arrested four officials after a homemade bomb killed 3 Turkish children at an orphanage.

A homemade bomb exploded in an orphanage in Bulgaria’s Western Thracian city of Kardzhali (Gırcali) where Turks mostly live.

The director of the orphanage Svetoslav Daynov and another three servants were detained at the order of district prosecutor Svetlozar Lazarov, Sofia news agency reported.

Three boys, ages 13, 15 and 16, died Saturday when the device went off around 2 pm.

One of the boys died on the scene while the other has been taken to the Krumovgrad hospital where he later died. A third boy was listed in critical condition in the hospital in the regional center – the city of Kardzhali, and died during surgery.

Police officials investigate who made the bomb and how children reached it and psychologists help other children in the orphanage handle the tragedy.

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