At least 27 killed in car bomb explosion in Turkish capital

(From AFP)

A car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara Sunday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 75, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks to hit Turkey.

People helping an injured person on the ground near the explosion site in Ankara on Sunday

People helping injured persons on the ground near the explosion site in Ankara on Sunday

Ambulances rushed to the scene on Kizilay square, a key commercial and transport hub close to the city’s embassy area, where the blast reduced several vehicles including a bus to burnt-out wrecks.

The attack comes just weeks after the city was hit by a suicide car bombing on February 17 targeting the military that killed 29 people, claimed by a dissident faction of the oulawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The provincial governor’s office said there were 27 dead and 75 wounded in Sunday’s attack.

“The blast was caused by a vehicle packed with explosives close to Kizilay square,” an official statement said. Read More



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