ANKARA, March 20 (Xinhua) -- An outlawed leftist group has claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Turkey's capital Ankara late Tuesday, local media reported Wednesday.
The outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front ( DHKP/C) said in a statement that they had attacked Tuesday night the justice ministry, which it says represents "injustice."
The attacks were carried out during off-work hours to avoid casualties, said the statement.
This confirms Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc's suspicion against the DHKP/C. Earlier in the day, Arinc said clues suggested that the illicit group might be behind the attacks against the justice ministry and headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party the previous night, which left at least two people wounded.
Accusing the group's attacks of hampering government-launched peace talks, which are expected to solve the decades-long Kurdish issue, Arinc said it has suffered a setback in recent crackdown operations.
Turkey's police have detained over 100 people in a series of operations against the DHKP/C since January, but the outlaws also took revenges.
The DHKP/C, listed by Turkey and the United States as terroristic, is also responsible for a suicide bombing against the U.S. embassy in Ankara in February.