Turkey: A radical Kurdish group claimed the attack in Izmir on January 5th

A radical Kurdish group, entitled the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) claimed all the responsibility for the attack committed on Wednesday, January 5th, in the city of Izmir in western Turkey, that has resulted in two deaths, as AFP, Reuters and Xinhua transmitted.

TAK, a close ally to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), announced that the attack was implemented by two men aged 29 years and 25 years, according to the claiming message published by Firat, a pro- PKK news agency.

The two terrorists have been killed in the attack. The Turkish authorities announced that they have killed ‘two terrorists’ in the gun fire that followed the attack.

A bomb car exploded on January 5th in front of the Palace of Justice in Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey, but was prevented from entering the building by a traffic police agent, according to a press release issued by the Turkish authorities.

The terrorists were armed with Kalashnikov rifles and grenades, as the official source stated, who suspected a possible attack coming from the Kurdish separatists of the PKK. Also, according to the governor, a second bomb vehicle was destroyed in a controlled explosion.

On the other hand, Anadolu agency announced that a third attacker had managed to escape and he is searched by the security forces.

TAK has claimed the responsibility for the several bloody attacks that have occurred in recent months, recorded in Turkey, including the double attack committed on December 10, near the football stadium of Besiktas Istanbul Club that has tragically resulted in 46 deaths.

PKK, classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union, has already been fighting for three decades against the Turkish state. In this conflict were killed over 40,000 people.