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PKK offshoot 'claims' Diyarbakir bomb attack


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PKK offshoot 'claims' Diyarbakir bomb attack

An offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bomb attack in Turkey’s southeast.

That’s according to a report from the Kurdish ANF news agency, which cites a statement from the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks, also known as TAK.

Friday’s attack in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir killed 11 people and wounded many more – just hours after authorities detained leaders and lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, the HDP.

The government accuses the HDP of having links to the PKK.
 
The so-called Islamic State has also said that it was behind Friday’s car bomb attack.

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