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Newly fabricated terror group TAK says carried out Ankara blast

20 February 2016 8:58


A Turkey-based militant group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in the capital Ankara that killed 28 people, mostly soldiers, on Wednesday.    

The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), in a statement posted on its website, said it carried out the attack in response to the policies of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“This act was conducted to avenge the massacre of defenseless, injured civilians,” the group said, threatening further attacks.

The bomber, it said, was a 26-year-old Turkish national born in the eastern city of Van. It identified him Abdulbaki Sonmez who carried out the bombing on a Turkish military convoy in Ankara.

The TAK was once linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party but it says its relationship with PKK militants has been severed.

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