Death toll in Turkish car bomb attack rises to 37: Health minister

The death toll in a car bomb attack in Ankara has risen to 37 people, said Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu on March 14, 2016.
The death toll in a car bomb attack in Ankara has risen to 37 people, said Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu on March 14, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

ANKARA (REUTERS) - The death toll in a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital Ankara has risen to 37 people, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said on Monday (March 14), adding that 71 people were still being treated in hospital.

Of those in hospital, 15 were in serious condition, he told reporters.

Sunday's bombing was the second such attack in the administrative heart of the city in under a month and two senior security officials told Reuters initial findings suggested the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group was responsible.