Syria denies bombing responsibility and accuses Turkey

The bombings in Reyhanli, close to the Syrian border, killed more than 40 people. Credit: REUTERS/Cihan News Agency

A Syrian minister has denied responsibility for yesterday's deadly car bombings in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli and said Turkey is indirectly responsible for the blasts.

The comments came as Reuters reported Turkey's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying the bombings bore the fingerprints of those behind the recent attack on the Syrian town of Banias by pro-government forces.

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Nine Turks held after car blasts

Turkey's deputy prime minister has said the nine people detained after the deadly car bombs in the border town of Reyhanli are all Turkish citizens. The administration earlier claimed Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime was behind the attack.