ANKARA (Web Desk) – Two car bombs went off in the Turkish capital, Ankara, after unidentified terrorists blew themselves up after police asked them to surrender during an operation.
According to Ankara’s governor, Ercan Topaca, police were tipped off about the area on Friday.
“One of the suspects has already been identified. The other may be a woman, according to preliminary data. There also may be a third suspect, but it is not confirmed,” Topaca is cited as saying by NTV channel.
Around 200 kilograms of materials used for explosives have been found at the scene, he added.The incident happened on Haymana road on Ankara’s southern outskirts.
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The assailants were allegedly preparing to carry out a car bomb attack. The governor said it was so far unclear where they planned to strike. He noted that they tried to disguise themselves, hanging Turkish flags on their car.
Topaca also stated that, although it is not yet known whether they were lone wolves or belonged to a terror group, authorities strongly believe the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) may be involved.