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PKK-offshoot BRANCH claims attack in Turkey

PKK-offshoot BRANCH claims attack in Turkey

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An offshoot of the Kurdish PKK, ‘BRANCH’, said to be responsible for the bomb blast in the Turkish city of Kayseri last week.

Last week Saturday exploded a car in the city of Kayseri. Thirteen bystanders were killed and dozens people were injured.

In a statement to the news agency Firat let BRANCH know that the in 1990 born perpetrator had come from the province Of.

BRANCH claimed a week earlier, also the responsibility for a double bombing in the district of Besiktas in Istanbul, on 36 police officers and eight civilians killed.

Of 13 deaths by car bomb in Turkey

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BRANCH commits mainly attacks in metropolises such as Istanbul and Ankara, the PKK more in the southeast of Turkey. The Turkish government makes no distinction between the two organizations.

Car bomb in Turkey, claiming 13 lives

A bus in the Turkish city of Kayseri has been hit by an explosion.
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The bus was hit by the explosion when the carriage backwards ride.
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In the bus were military and civilian personnel.
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It is not yet clear who is responsible for the bomb in Kayseri.
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