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Kurdish militants to blame for Ankara bombing: Davutoglu

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 01:10

The Turkish Prime Minister said the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia group is reponsible for the deadly car bomb that killed 28 people in the country's capital. Julie Noce reports.

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Turkish government officials blame Wednesday's deadly car bombing that killed at least 28 people on Kurdish rebels. Prime Minsiter Ahmet Davutoglu made a statement saying the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia group was responsible for the attack on military buses in the capital city. The leader of the militant group denied those claims. Violence between the Turkish government and Kurdish militants has increased since last summer when a ceasefire collapsed. Turkey is also part of a U.S.-led coalition in neighbouring Syria to fight Islamic State, who have themselves been responsible for several attacks here in the past year. For residents living in Ankara, the blame for Wednesday's attack lies with external influences. This is a game played by foreign powers, this person said. It's time to stand in solidarity. In Southeast Turkey on Thursday, a bomb detonated by remote control killed at least six Turkish security force members travelling in an armoured military vehicle. Sources had previously said the explosion hit a convoy of vehicles. One soldier was seriously wounded in the attack.

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Kurdish militants to blame for Ankara bombing: Davutoglu

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 01:10