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Turkey buries victims of Ankara suicide blast

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 01:06

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu leads officials at the funeral ceremony for some of the victims of this week's suicide attack in Ankara that killed 28 people. Mana Rabiee reports.

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At a somber ceremony in Ankara, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, along with olfficials and victim's families, gathered to bury eight soldiers killed in Wednesday's suicide attack. They were among 28 people who died when a car packed with explosives detonated next to military buses as they waited at traffic lights. It happened in the administrative heart of the Turkish capital, near the headquarters of the armed forces, the parliament and government buildings. Turkey says two Kurdish insurgency groups collaborated together in the deadly assault. One of those groups, the YPG, is an ally of Washington in the fight against Islamic State in neighboring Syria, although it denies involvement in this attack Even so, President Tayyip Erdogan says he plans to discuss U.S. backing of the YPD's political arm with President Barack Obama on Friday.

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Turkey buries victims of Ankara suicide blast

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 01:06