Some 14 people arrested over Ankara’s terrorist attack

Türkiye Materials 22 February 2016 11:37 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 22

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Some 14 people were arrested proceeding from the criminal case over the terrorist attack in Ankara, Anadolu agency reported Feb. 22.

Some 21 people have been recently arrested on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist attack in Ankara. Seven of them have been released due to a lack of evidence.

A terror attack was carried out in Ankara Feb. 17 near the buildings of the Turkish parliament, the general staff and a military dorm in the city.

The explosion killed 28 and injured 61. Reports suggest that a car bomb was detonated.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that the Syrian wing of the terrorist organization Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) stands behind the terrorist attack in Ankara.

Earlier, Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has warned the country of the possibility of new terrorist attacks, according to the Haber 7 newspaper's reports citing a source in the intelligence agency.

Some members of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant groups are preparing terrorist attacks in Turkey's international airports, according to MIT.