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Turkish Police Target Leftist Militants After US Embassy Attack

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Riot police stand guard in front of a labor union office in Ankara, February 19, 2013. Police launched raids across Turkey early Tuesday targeting a militant leftist group behind a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. embassy.

Riot police stand guard in front of a labor union office in Ankara, February 19, 2013. Police launched raids across Turkey early Tuesday targeting a militant leftist group behind a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. embassy.

Police in Turkey have arrested dozens of people as part of a crackdown on a leftist militant group that claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. embassy this month.

Tuesday's raids focused on suspected members of the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front.

The group has staged a series of attacks across Turkey in the past decade, and has claimed responsibility for the February 1 bombing of the embassy in Ankara, which left a Turkish security guard dead.
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