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Istanbul suicide bomber part of militant group, say officials

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-11-02

A suicide bomber who struck a popular square in Turkey's capital city of Istanbul has been identified by authorities as coming from the country's Kurdish dominated southeast region and belonging to a separatist militant movement.

REUTERS - The suicide bomber who blew himself up on Istanbul's main square came from Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast and belonged to a separatist militant movement, the Istanbul governor said on Tuesday.

The bomber was identified as Vedat Acar, the state-run Anatolian news agency cited the governor's office as saying in a statement. Acar was born in 1986 in Van province near the Iranian border, it said.

The statement did not explicitly say to which organisation Acar belonged, but described it as a "separatist terrorist organisation", a term often used by Turkish officials to describe the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
 

Date created : 2010-11-02

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