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Kurdish group says it was behind latest Turkey blast

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Kurdish group says it was behind latest Turkey blast


Police are hunting two suspects in connection with yesterday’s deadly bomb blast in a Turkish coastal city that killed three people and wounded at least 20 others. Monday was the second consecutive day of attacks in Turkey in an apparent bid to undermine the tourist sector. But many holidaymakers are determined they won’t be scared away. “We have got to count on our luck and, about cancelling our trip, I would not cancel it,” said one man. “It is just a risk today, but nevertheless I feel safe here. I trust the security systems, the police.” “Yesterday we thought about all the different options, should we go…. should we delay the trip,” admitted another tourist. “But we decided to go so…. we might not have another chance like that.”

A Kurdish militant group with links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK said it carried out yesterday’s explosion in Antalya as well as Sunday’s bombings in Istanbul and the holiday resort of Marmaris in which 27 people were injured – 10 of them Britons. Police in the city of Izmir meanwhile arrested a suspected member of the PKK who they say was plotting another attack.

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