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Kurdish Group TAK Takes Responsibility for Sunday Terror Attack in Ankara

© REUTERS / Umit BektasForensic officers work on the site of a suicide bomb attack in Ankara, Turkey March 14, 2016
Forensic officers work on the site of a suicide bomb attack in Ankara, Turkey March 14, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The Kurdish Freedom Falcons (TAK) group took responsibility for Sunday's deadly terror attack in Ankara, the group said in an online statement on Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A car bomb exploded at a bus stop in central Ankara on Sunday, leaving at least 37 dead and over 120 injured.

TAK stated on its website that the attack was targeted against Turkey's security forces and there was no intention to kill civilians.

Security officials at Sunday's explosion site covered by large white sheeting in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Turkey has been hit by numerous terrorist attacks in recent months, with both Islamist and Kurdish militant groups allegedly responsible. The Kurds are Turkey's largest ethnic minority, comprising some 25 percent of the country's population.

Relations between Ankara and the Kurds, both inside the country and in neighboring Syria and Iraq, have been progressively worsening. Ankara has been carrying out a campaign against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which seeks to create a Kurdish state in parts of Turkey and Iraq.

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