Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kurdish Group 'Not Behind' Turkey Car Bomb that killed nine people - four of them children

Kurdish separatists have denied responsibility for a remote control car bomb that killed nine people, including four children, near a police station in Turkey.

The blast happened in the southeastern town of Gaziantep, about 30 miles from the border with Syria, an area previously targeted by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

However, the group has said that its fighters had "nothing" to do with the explosion, according to Firat News, an organisation close to the PKK.

The PKK has been designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the US and the EU.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the bomb, which injured dozens of people.

Turkey has accused neighbouring Syria of supporting the PKK, which launched a separatist insurgency in the region 28 years ago. Some 40,000 people have died in the conflict. Read More