19 February 2013

Tunisia: Police Raids Across Turkey Targeting Leftist Group Militants

Ankara — Turkey's state-run news agency Anatolia says police is rounding up dozens of people suspected of membership in a left-wing militant group that has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

Police issued arrest warrants for 167 people in 28 cities as part of the operation against the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKP-C), which is classified as a terrorist organisation by the United States, Anatolia said.

The nationwide operation came after a member of the DHKP-C blew himself up at an entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara on February 1, killing a Turkish security guard.

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