Death toll in Ankara bombing rises to 38

Death toll in Ankara bombing rises to 38 after wounded victim dies in hospital

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his wife Sare Davutoglu lay carnations at the explosion site in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, March 17, 2016.

Turkish Health Ministry announced on Monday that the death toll in the suicide car bombing that took place in Ankara’s Kizilay District earlier in March has increased to 38, after a victim died of his wounds in the hospital.

Feyyaz Aydin, 36-year-old male, was under medical treatment for his injuries at a hospital in Ankara, since the terrorist attack when he died.

The Ministry said that 19 others are still receiving treatment at nine different hospitals and five of them are still in intensive care.

On March 13, a suicide car bomb was detonated in Kizilay District near Guvenpark in Ankara, which adjoins a major transportation hub of bus stops and the city's central metro station, killing at least 38 people and injuring dozens of others.

The 38 dead includes the bomber and the person driving the vehicle with explosives. 

TAK, which is affiliated with PKK terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the attack after the Interior Ministry identified the bomber as Seher Cagla Demir, a 24-year-old female member of PKK.

As part of the ongoing investigations, nine suspects, who were detained in connection with the attack, appeared in a court in Ankara on Friday to give their testimony to public prosecutors.

The court remanded five in custody on murder and attempted-murder charges and disrupting the unity and territorial integrity of the state.

The remaining four were released under judicial control, with three of them being banned from traveling abroad.

TRTWorld, AA