In Ankara Blast, Authorities Believe One of the Bombers Was A Woman

56e5e9fb18c7735a6c607763At least 37 were killed while 125 wounded people were hospitalized after an explosion hit central Ankara on March 13, Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has said in a press conference.

A bomb-laden car caused the blast, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said at the same conference after a security meeting in Ankara.

Two Kurdish militants are believed to have orchestrated Sunday’s deadly blast at a bus stop in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, that killed at least 37 people and wounded 122 others, authorities said.

Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu announced Monday that three more injured victims had died overnight.

A senior government official said that authorities believe one of the bombers was a woman.

The blast came as Turkey’s security forces were set to launch large-scale operations against militants in two mainly Kurdish towns after authorities imposed curfews, prompting some residents to flee.nterior Minister Efkan Ala confirmed the blast was the result of a car bomb that targeted civilians at bus stops on Ataturk Bulvari close to Kizilay square and several government ministries.

The private NTV news channel said several vehicles caught fire following the blast which also shattered the windows of shops that line the boulevard and the square, 28, was on a packed bus when the explosion occurred.