Militant Kurds claim Ankara bomb, German missions shut in Turkey

March 17, 2016 1:19 PM

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ISTANBUL/BERLIN Kurdish militants on Thursday claimed a suicide bombing in Ankara that killed 37 people this week and warned of further attacks, while Germany shut down its diplomatic missions and schools in Turkey.

The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), linked to militants who have waged a three-decade insurgency against Turkey, said they carried out Sunday's bombing and vowed further strikes to avenge military operations in the largely Kurdish southeast.

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