Two bombers blow them­selves up in hut

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

Two sui­cide bombers blew them­selves up af­ter re­fus­ing to sur­ren­der to po­lice dur­ing an op­er­a­tion in the out­skirts of the cap­i­tal Ankara on Satur­day, a se­nior official said. No one else was killed or hurt.

Gov. Erkan Topaca said po­lice, act­ing on a tip, launched an op­er­a­tion to catch a man and a woman who were sus­pected of plan­ning a sui­cide car bomb­ing in Ankara. They were hid­ing in­side a hut at a horse farm in the dis­trict of Hay­mana, just out­side of the cap­i­tal.

“Po­lice called on them to sur­ren­der. They did not re­spond in a pos­i­tive way. They blew them­selves up be­fore we could in­ter­vene,” Topaca told re­porters at the scene.

Topaca said it was “highly likely” that the one of them was linked to the out­lawed Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party, or PKK, which has car­ried out a se­ries of sui­cide car bombings over the past year.

Topaca said the pair would have car­ried out a sui­cide car bomb at­tack.

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