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Turkish Warplanes Target Kurdish Rebels

2023 Oct 02, 9:32, Ankara [Turkey]
Photo Credit: ANI

Turkish Minitry of Defense in a statement said that the Turkish warplanes struck targets affiliated with a Kurdish rebel organisation in northern Iraq after the separatist group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Turkish capital, Ankara, New York Times reported on Sunday.

According to The New York Times, the Turkish airstrikes destroyed 20 targets, consisting of caves, bunkers, shelters and warehouses” belonging to the separatist Kurdistan workers party, or P.K.K.

“Many terrorists were neutralized,” the ministry added.

Earlier on Sunday, Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said that two police officers were injured after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in front of the ministry building in Ankara, Al Jazeera reported.

Yerlikaya said two attackers were behind the explosions in front of the ministry building. He said that one of terrorists blew himself and the other was “neutralised." The attack comes as Turkish authorities have been conducting operations against ISIL (ISIS) members, according to an Al Jazeera report.

In a post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, Yerlikaya stated, "At around 09.30, 2 terrorists who came with a light commercial vehicle in front of the entrance gate of the General Directorate of Security of our Ministry of Internal Affairs, carried out a bomb attack."

He further said, "One of the terrorists blew himself up and the other terrorist was neutralized. During the fire, 2 of our police officers were slightly injured. I wish a speedy recovery to our heroes. Our fight will continue relentlessly until the last terrorist is neutralized."


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