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Turkey’s prime minister says Ankara bombing was carried out by Kurdish YPG militia based in Syria

Ahmet Davutoglu said the fighters worked in co-operation with militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey.
Turkey carried out strikes on PKK forces in north Iraq late on Wednesday, reportedly targeting some 70 militants.
Mr Davutoglu said some senior PKK fighters were among those killed.
Mr Davutoglu named the Ankara bomber as Salih Necar, a Syrian national and member of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
“A direct link between the attack and the YPG has been established,” he said. He went on to say the attack was carried out with logistical support from PKK militants inside Turkey.
Meanwhile, reports say a military convoy has been hit by a blast in south-east Turkey.
The blast happened on a highway between the towns of Diyarbakir and Bingol with casualties reported, but there are few other details.
Firefighters work at a scene of fire from an explosion in Ankara, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. A large explosion, believed to have been caused by a bomb, injured several people in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, according to media reports. Private NTV said the explosion occurred during rush hour in an area close to where military headquarters are located as a bus carrying military personnel was passing by. Several cars caught fire, the report said. Ambulances were seen rushing toward the scene. The explosion caused a large fire and dark smoke could be seen billowing from a distance. (IHA via AP) TURKEY OUT

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