Terrorist Attack Rains Down Fire In Turkey (Video)


A newly-released surveillance video shows an explosion and fire raining down on people during a terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey, on March 13 (video below).

After a bomb was reportedly set off by a female terrorist in Turkey, people ran for cover on the busy street; at least 37 were killed in the blast, and 125 were injured, notes RT.com.

The bomb was apparently detonated by a car that was blown up near a crowded transportation hub in the city, reported the Turkish broadcaster TRT.

Turkey's Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said 19 of the 71 people who were hospitalized are in serious condition.

Turkish officials believe the terrorist attack was carried out by one man and one woman from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or a group affiliated with the banned organization. However, no one has officially claimed responsibility.

The PKK has been fighting the Turkish government for 30 years for Kurdish autonomy in the southeast part of the country.

In response to the attack, 11 warplanes from Turkey bombed Kurdish militant camps in the northern part of Iraq on March 14, notes Reuters.

The 18 targets reportedly included shelters and ammunition depots.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that his government has gathered "almost certain" proof that the PKK was behind the bombing.

Turkey officials said the female terrorist was likely born in Kars, Turkey -- an area close to the border of Armenia -- and may have joined the PKK in 2013. The male suspect was also born in Turkey, and has suspected ties to the PKK.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, there were at least 11 people detained in connection to the attack on March 13, and 10 more suspects are sought by authorities.

After Turkey's ceasefire with the PKK collapsed in July 2013, there has been an increase in violent acts in the southeast part of the country, which is mostly Kurdish. Some towns in the area have been placed under curfew.

Sources: RT.com, Reuters / Photo credit: thelatestnewsvideos/YouTube

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