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Evidence suggests female PKK militant bombed Ankara - official

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Evidence suggests female PKK militant bombed Ankara - official

<p>Turkish officials say evidence shows one of the bombers involved in Sunday’s <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/03/13/at-least-39-dead-after-car-bomb-explosion-in-ankara-turkey/">Ankara car blast</a> was a female member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (<span class="caps">PKK</span>). </p> <p>Ankara said Turkish warplanes destroyed <span class="caps">PKK</span> targets in northern Iraq on Monday morning (14 March). </p> <p>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.</p> <p>Related: <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/01/12/timeline-of-terrorism-in-turkey/">Timeline of terrorism in Turkey</a></p> <p><em>Continues below</em></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Death toll rises to 37 after bomb attack in Ankara. <a href="https://t.co/etRPzIF32Z">https://t.co/etRPzIF32Z</a> <a href="https://t.co/fWHC3IMaKp">pic.twitter.com/fWHC3IMaKp</a></p>— Financial Times (@FT) <a href="https://twitter.com/FT/status/709308288320577536">March 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h3>Many Turks feel worried</h3> <p>Meanwhile Turks are coming to terms with the third Ankara attack in the last five months. The blast tore through a crowded transport hub sending burning debris over an area close to the justice and interior ministries. </p> <p>“There is no guarantee [of safety]. There is no security,” said Erdem Doganay. “Those people do whatever they want. If they can blow up a bomb in Kizilay’s heart, how can you not be worried?”</p> <p>Analysts suggest Kurdish militants have an incentive to stage such an attack.</p> <p>The Turkish army has been besieging mainly Kurdish towns for months in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey, while Kurdish militants have been attacking Turkish security forces.</p> <p>Ankara said Turkish warplanes destroyed <span class="caps">PKK</span> targets in northern Iraq on Monday morning (March 14). </p> <p>Turkey has declared a round-the-clock curfew in the Kurdish town of Sirnak following Sunday’s attack. An official statement says it is to carry out operations against Kurdish militants in the area. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My report from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Diyarbakir?src=hash">#Diyarbakir</a>, where I spoke to a Kurdish family whose daughter was killed in a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Turkish?src=hash">#Turkish</a> bombardment <a href="https://t.co/x3xQqdd0gz">https://t.co/x3xQqdd0gz</a></p>— William Whiteman (@willmwhiteman) <a href="https://twitter.com/willmwhiteman/status/708662186474917888">March 12, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>