Initial findings show Kurdish militants behind Istanbul attack -Turkish official

by Reuters
Saturday, 19 March 2016 11:09 GMT

ANKARA, March 19 (Reuters) - Initial findings indicate that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) or an affiliate carried out the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed four people and wounded 20 on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said.

The attacker was deterred from an initial target by police and detonated the bomb "out of fear", the official said. (Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Ayla Jean Yackley and David Dolan)

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