ISTANBUL – A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Turkish city of Bursa that wounded 13 people earlier this week.
The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, also known as TAK, issued a statement on Sunday identifying the bomber as Eser Cali. The female attacker blew herself up near an Ottoman-era mosque in Bursa's historic district on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Cali was from Igdir in eastern Turkey. TAK, which is considered by the authorities as an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, said she blew herself up before reaching the intended target.
TAK has also claimed responsible for two suicide bombings, one in February and the other in March, which killed a total of 66 people in the capital, Ankara.