Ankara blast: Kurdish militant group TAK claims responsibility for deadly car-bomb attack

Istanbul: A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car-bomb attack in the Turkish capital which killed 37 people.

In a statement posted Thursday on its website, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons said the attack in Ankara was in response to Turkish military operations against Kurdish rebels in the southeast.

A scene from the Ankara blast. AFP

A scene from the Ankara blast. AFP

The Turkey-based group is considered an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and has carried out several attacks in the past including one in Ankara in February that killed 28 people.

More than 200 people have died in five suicide bombings in Turkey since July that were blamed either on the Kurdish rebels or Islamic State.


Associated Press


Published Date: Mar 17, 2016 05:19 pm | Updated Date: Mar 17, 2016 05:18 pm