Turkish officials: Ankara bombing possibly carried out by female PKK member

Published March 14th, 2016 - 02:00 GMT
Family members and relatives of a victim mourn in a mosque in Ankara, on March 14, 2016, a day after a suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara killing 37 people and wounding 125, officials said. (AFP/Adem Altan)
Family members and relatives of a victim mourn in a mosque in Ankara, on March 14, 2016, a day after a suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara killing 37 people and wounding 125, officials said. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Turkish officials say evidence shows one of the bombers involved in Sunday’s Ankara car blast was a female member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Early Monday morning Ankara sent Turkish warplanes to northern Iraq, where they carried out airstrikes against PKK targets. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, although the PKK and Daesh have been behind similar militant attacks in Turkey recently. 

Turkey has declared a round-the-clock curfew in the Kurdish town of Sirnak following the attack, to carry out operations against Kurdish militants in the area, according to an official statement.


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