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Wed., Sept. 21, 2011, 3:26 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers unharmed in bomb blast in Ankara, Turkey

Here's a news item from the Associated Press and Idaho Statesman: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State Sen. John McGee says he and other Idaho lawmakers vising the Turkish capital on Tuesday were unharmed when a car bomb went off near a high school. The Idaho Statesman reports that McGee posted to his Facebook account, saying he and his wife were a few blocks away from the explosion in downtown Ankara that killed three people and wounded 34 others. McGee said he and other state lawmakers visiting the city on a trip sponsored by the Pacifica Institute were unharmed. McGee and at least four other Idaho lawmakers are on the trip that started last Tuesday and was expected to end this Saturday. Others traveling include Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, Sen. Joe Stegner, Senate Minority Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Stennett and state Rep. Donna Pence. Here's a link to Statesman columnist Dan Popkey's full post about the incident.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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