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Ankara bombing: Turkey strikes against Kurdish rebel PKK


Turkey has launched air strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq following a bomb attack in Ankara that killed 37 people.

No group said it carried out the attack but PM Ahmet Davutoglu said evidence “almost certainly” pointed towards the banned PKK Kurdish separatist group.

One of the bombers, who also died in the blast, was “definitely” a woman, Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmus said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed a crackdown after Sunday’s bombing.

Mr Davutoglu said 11 people had so far been detained in connection with the attack.

“There are very serious, almost certain indications that point to the separatist terror organisation,” he said, referring to the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party).

Four of those detained were in the south-eastern city of Sanliurfa, according to Turkish media. Officials were quoted as saying the car used in the bombing was traced to a showroom there.

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