Kurdish militants claim bombings in Turkey

A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack and a car bombing this week that wounded 29 people in Turkey. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, believed to be linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK rebels, said in a statement Saturday that its militants carried out the attacks. A suicide bombing in the southern city of Mersin Tuesday and a car bomb attack in the Aegean port city of Izmir on Thursday wounded a total of 29 people. They were mostly policemen who tried to stop the suicide bomber in Mersin. The others were on a bus in Izmir.