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A McDonald's restaurant in Istanbul has been rocked by an explosion in its carpark, according to reports.

Reuters news agency has quoted Turkish television as saying no one was hurt in the blast.

The private TV8 channel quoted police radio as saying the blast was from a percussion bomb, which makes a loud bang but causes little damage.

Security is of special concern in Turkey's largest city in the lead-up to a Nato summit in late June which will be attended by US President George Bush and other Western leaders.

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