Kurdish TAK militant group says it was behind Ankara bombing that killed 37

12:15, 17 March 2016
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The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) militant group on Thursday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Turkish capital Ankara that killed 37 people, and vowed to continue its strikes against security forces, Reuters reported.


Separately, Germany said it had closed its embassy in Ankara due to indications that an attack could be imminent. The consulate and German school in Istanbul were also closed, it said, according to Reuters.

Read alsoErdogan: Attacks like Ankara blast will not weaken Turkey's resolveTAK had previously claimed responsibility for car bombing in Ankara last month that killed 29 people. Ankara has now been hit by three bombings in a space of five months, ratcheting up security fears across the city and Turkey.

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