Suicide bombers in Turkey: Man and woman blow themselves up in Turkey - AP

14:36 Oct. 8, 2016

Man and woman blow themselves up in Turkey - AP

Police forensic officers work at the scene after suicide bombers blew themselves up in Haymana in the outskirts of Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. (AP Photo)

They refused to surrender to police who suspected them of planning suicide bombing

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up after refusing to surrender to police during an operation in the outskirts of the capital Ankara Saturday, a senior official said. No one else was killed or hurt.

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Governor Erkan Topaca said police, acting on a tip, launched an operation to catch a man and a woman who were suspected of planning a suicide car bombing in Ankara. They were hiding inside a hut at a horse farm in the district of Haymana, just outside of the capital. 

"Police called on them to surrender. They did not respond in a positive way. They blew themselves up before we could intervene," Topaca told reporters at the scene.

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Topaca said it was "highly likely" that the one of them was linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has carried out a series of suicide car bombings over the past year.

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