Turkey suicide car bombers blow themselves up

by Shivam Sharma / Oct 08, 2016 / 0 comments

Turkey suicide car bombers blow themselves up

Turkey suicide car bombing

The 2 suicide car bombers blew themselves up on the outskirts of Turkey's capital Ankara after police directed them to surrender, says a Turkish official and local media. The governor Erkan Topaca, said "The 2 bombers died on Saturday's incident outside a horse farm according to a report by an Associated Press news agency".

According to report, no one else was injured in the blasts. Topaca said the assaulters are thought to be linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, which has carried out a series of suicide car bombings over the past year. Topaca also said, "The materials used, the construction and the way it was planned point to the PKK a little.". Topaca added that the suspects were a male whom they had identified and a female whose identity they had yet to confirm.

The PKK has fought a 3-decade-old armed campaign, focused in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey, in which more than 40,000 people have been killed. Violence returned to the region after the collapse of a 2-year armistice last year. Turkey has also seen attacks by ISIS group for more than a year. The saturday's bombing being blamed on ISIS comes 2 days before the first anniversary of Turkey's deadliest attack in its modern history at its capital Ankara which left 103 dead.

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