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    Female member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was identified as a suspect in the fatal suicide bombings in Ankara that killed at least 37 people, according to local media.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) – Authorities in Turkey have identified the perpetrator of the fatal suicide bombings in the Turkish capital of Ankara as a female member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), local media reported Monday.

    At least 37 people were killed at a bus stop near a central square in Ankara on Sunday. Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu has stated that 125 were wounded in the latest attack, 15 of whom are in a critical condition.

    "Preliminary findings show that the identity of the offender is Seher Cagla Demir. This information is near certain, but the investigation continues," a police officer was quoted as saying by the the Turkish daily Sozcu.

    Demir’s identity was reportedly attained from "scrap parts of the body and fingerprints," the news outlet specified.

    The suspect reportedly had been on trial, along with four female co-accused, for PKK membership and spreading terrorist propaganda.

    Ankara, which classifies the PKK as a terrorist organization, has been carrying out a campaign against the separatist group since the summer of 2015 following a deadly suicide attack in Suruc.

    An official statement revealing the organization behind the latest attack is expected later on Monday.

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    terrorist attack, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Seher Cagla Demir, Ankara, Turkey
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