Saturday, December 17, 2016

Car Bomb Kills 13,Wounds 56 in Turkey Terror; Erdogan Blames Attack on Kurdish Separatists

A car bomb today (December 17, 2016) killed 13 soldiers and wounded 56 when it ripped through a bus carrying off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayser -- an attack Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan blamed on Kurdish militants -- according to the Reuters website.

The blast near a university campus comes a week after deadly twin bombings targeted police in Istanbul.

Militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have waged a three-decade violent insurgency -- in an effort to obtain an independent state in Turkey -- that has seen some of the worst fighting during the past year.

"The style and goals of the attacks clearly show the aim of the separatist terrorist organization is to trip up Turkey, cut its strength and have it focus its energy and forces elsewhere," Erdogan said in a statement.

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