Turkish leftist group retracts claim of responsibility for bomb attack

January 9, 2015 8:11 PM

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Turkish leftist group retracts claim of responsibility for bomb attack

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A far-left Turkish group on Friday retracted its claim of responsibility for a suicide bombing of a police station in central Istanbul this week.

A woman entered the police station in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday, saying in English she had lost her purse, before throwing explosives and blowing herself up, killing a police officer and wounding another.

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