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Turkey strikes back at PKK after Ankara terrorist attack

Turkey’s Interior Ministry reported on Sunday the “destruction” of 20 targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) group during the aerial operation.

The military has intensified air strikes against Iraqi PKK bases in Gara, Hakurk, Metin and Qandil, according to Aljazeera.

The airstrikes came hours after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the interior ministry building in Ankara, wounding two policemen. The second attacker was killed in a shootout with police.

Media close to the PKK stated the group claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.

Turkey has been conducting periodic airstrikes against positions of the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist group by the EU, the US and Turkey.

The Turkish military reportedly has more than a dozen military bases in northern Iraq and Syria under the pretext of fighting PKK terrorism.

Both Iraq and Syria have condemned the presence of the Turkish military on their territories as a violation of their territorial integrity and called on Ankara to withdraw its troops.

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