CANKIRI, Turkey (AP) _ A car bomb exploded in this central Turkish city today, killing four people and injuring the city's governor and his driver, the Anatolia news agency reported.

The bomb was planted on a parked car and was set off by remote control as the governor was being driven to his office, Anatolia said. Two school children and Governor Ayhan Cevik's bodyguard were among the dead.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

It was not clear if the attack was linked to imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, who was captured by Turkish authorities last month.

Although Cankiri, a city some 80 miles north of the capital Ankara, has not witnessed any major attacks, Ocalan's autonomy-seeking rebel group has carried out bombings in other cities in the past.

Cevik was taken to Ankara for treatment.