In Ankara Bombing, Suspicion to Fall on Kurdish Militants

MIN READMar 13, 2016 | 20:00 GMT

The wreckage of a bus following an explosion in Ankara's central Kizilay district, March 13.


According to a statement from the Ankara governor's office, at least 27 people were killed March 13 in a bombing in a central neighborhood of the Turkish capital in an attack bearing similarities to one in mid-February that left 28 dead. The latest attack, made with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, took place at 6:35 p.m. local time, according to the private Turkish broadcaster NTV. A government blackout was imposed on all news coverage of the incident not long after. While no official blame, nor claim of responsibility, was immediately issued, suspicion is sure to fall on several Kurdish factions battling the Turkish state -- both domestically and in neighboring Syria....

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