Turkish court charges 14 in connection with deadly Ankara attack

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run agency says a court has charged 14 people in connection with last week's suicide car bombing in Ankara and ordered them jailed pending trial.

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Seven others were released without charge.

Anadolu Agency said Monday the 14 are suspected of aiding a terror organization, forging official documents and fraud. It wasn't immediately clear what part they had in the Feb. 17 attack, which targeted buses carrying military personnel and killed 28 people.

A Turkey-based Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the government insists it was carried out by a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia group in collaboration with Turkey's own Kurdish rebels.

Turkey is pressing the U.S. to halt support to the group, which is a key force in the battle against the Islamic State group.



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