Turkey ar­rests Kurds, hits mil­i­tants af­ter bomb­ings

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Turkey ar­rested nearly 200 of­fi­cials from a pro-Kur­dish party and struck Kur­dish mil­i­tants in Iraq yes­ter­day in re­sponse to this week­end’s twin bomb­ings claimed by a rad­i­cal Kurd sep­a­ratist group. The toll from Satur­day’s at­tacks, which struck an Istanbul foot­ball sta­dium and a nearby park, rose to 44 yes­ter­day, Health Min­is­ter Re­cep Akdag said. Turk­ish jets pounded tar­gets in north­ern Iraq, with the mil­i­tary say­ing it had hit “sep­a­ratist ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion mem­bers”, re­fer­ring to the out­lawed Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party (PKK).

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