Deadly blasts kill many in Turkey


A number of people have been left dead and injured after an explosion in the Turkish capital Ankara, officials have told Reuters.

The cause of the blast is not yet clear.

Quoting witnesses BBC reported that the explosion happened near the main bus station on Ataturk boulevard and close to many government ministries. Some vehicles were on fire.

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Last month, a bomb attack on a military convoy in Ankara killed 28 people and injured scores more.
A Turkey-based Kurdish militant group said it carried out that attack.

A Turkish broadcaster NTV said “many are dead” after the blast, which took place near the central Guven Park, which adjoins a major transportation hub.

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Gunfire was also heard after explosion, while ambulances rushed to the area, officials said. Smoke could be seen rising above the area from a distance 2.5 km away.
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