IS-linked Amaq says jihadists behind Turkey bombing: SITE

People walk near damaged buildings on the explosion site on November 4, 2016 after a strong blast in DiyarbakirA news outlet linked to the Islamic State jihadist group said Friday that its fighters were behind a bombing that killed nine people in Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, according to US-based monitors. “An insider source for Amaq Agency: Fighters from the Islamic State detonated an explosives-laden vehicle parked in front of a Turkish police headquarters in Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey,” the SITE Intelligence Group cited the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency as saying. In an audio message released earlier this week, reclusive IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi broke a nearly year-old silence to call for attacks against Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia, and for his fighters to hold their ground in their stronghold of Mosul, Iraq.

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