Many dead in ‘car bomb’ explosion in Turkish capital

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At least five people are killed and 10 injured after a large explosion rocked the Turkish capital, Ankara on Wednesday(17 February).

Quoting local media BBC reported that the blast happened next to a passing military vehicle, in an area close to parliament and Turkey’s military headquarters.

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A ruling AK party spokesperson said the explosion was an “act of terrorism.”

Ankara’s governor, Mehmet Kiliclar, reportedly blamed a car bomb for the explosion. Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said the cause was still under investigation.

Last month too, an explosion had killed 10 people in Istanbul.

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Similar explosion in October last year had left scored dead.

In Octobet, more than 95 people were killed and around 250 wounded in the deadliest terror attack in Turkey’s history after two explosions targeted a peace rally in the centre of the capital in October last year.

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Twin explosions outside Ankara’s main train station on Saturday morning had targeted hundreds of people who had gathered to protest against violence between authorities and the Kurdish militant group, the PKK.

(Photo: BBC/Reuters)

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