Leftist group blamed for attacks in Turkey

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's deputy prime says a banned leftist group that carried out a suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy last month is believed to be behind simultaneous attacks on two government offices in the Turkish capital.

Assailants fired a rocket at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party headquarters and hurled two hand-grenades at the Justice Ministry's parking lot late Tuesday, wounding one person.

Bulent Arinc said Wednesday that preliminary findings by investigators point to the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C. That group claimed responsibility for the U.S. Embassy bombing that killed a security guard.  

Arinc suggested the group may have targeted the government buildings in retaliation for a recent police crackdown on the group.

Kurdish rebels and Islamic militants have also carried out attacks in Turkey in the past.

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