Turkey blames Kurdish militants for Ankara attack

Turkish forensic experts inspect the site of an explosion in Ankara, on February 18, 2016Turkey on Thursday blamed Kurdish militants for a car bombing targeting a military convoy in Ankara that left 28 people dead, in an attack likely to further increase tensions in neighbouring Syria. The massive bomb blast struck five buses carrying military service personnel when it stopped at a traffic light in the centre of the capital on Wednesday evening. It was latest in a string of deadly strikes that have rocked Turkey since last summer and one of the deadliest assaults targeting the military in the NATO member state in recent years.

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