Turks arrest 9 in fatal blasts

Syria’s Assad blamed as first funerals held for 46 dead

Posted: May 13, 2013 at 2:17 a.m.

Police forensic officers work at the scene at one of the Saturday explosion sites that killed 46 and injured about 50 others, in Reyhanli, near Turkey's border with Syria, Sunday, May 12, 2013. The bombings on Saturday marked the biggest incident of cross-border violence since the start of Syria's bloody civil war and has the raised fear of Turkey being pulled deeper into the conflict.(AP Photo)

REYHANLI, Turkey — Turkish authorities said Sunday that nine people had been detained in twin car bombings a day earlier in southern Turkey that killed 46 people, as funerals were held for at least 20 of the victims in this town near the Syrian border.

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