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Kurdish militant group claims Istanbul bombings

6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, December 11 2016 Dec 11, 2016 December 11, 2016 10:50 AM December 11, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ISTANBUL - A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for twin bombings that killed 38 people outside an Istanbul stadium and wounded scores of others.

In a statement posted on its website, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, or TAK, said two of their comrades had sacrificed their lives.

The Turkey-based group is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

The TAK said Saturday's attack shortly after the conclusion of a soccer match was reprisal for violence in the southeast and the ongoing imprisonment of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.

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