By Israel News Agency Staff
Jerusalem, Israel — March 14, 2016 … Part of the following was communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemns the large-scale terrorist attack in Ankara in which innocent citizens lost their lives and many dozens were injured. Israel expresses solidarity with the Turkish people in the war against terrorism and calls on the international community to unite in the fight against terrorism.”
A car filled with explosives blew up in a public square in the center of Ankara, the Turkish capital, on Sunday evening, murdering more than 30 people in the latest of a string of terrorist attacks that have destabilized the country. At least 125 civilians were wounded in the terror attack, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility. The Turkish authorities said an investigation was underway.
Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant camps today in northern Iraq. Security officials said that the terror attack in Turkey involved two fighters – one female – from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). A police source said her severed hand had been found 300 meters from the blast site.
Sunday’s attack ripped through a crowded transport hub a few hundred meters from the Justice and Interior Ministries.