Thursday, February 22, 2018
Turkey’s capital Ankara Rocked by Deadly Explosion

Turkey’s capital Ankara Rocked by Deadly Explosion

At least five killed after suspected car bomb goes off near military installation.

Smoke rises from a burning bus after an explosion in Turkey’s capital Ankara [AFP]

At least five people have been killed and 10 more wounded in a large explosion in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Gaziantep, said initial reports suggested a car bomb had caused the explosion on Wednesday night and the target had been Turkey’s military personnel, who were travelling in a separate vehicle.

Ankara’s governor confirmed the initial death toll, saying five were killed in the explosion, which was heard across the city when it went off at about 6.15pm local time.

Witnesses shared images on social media showing a large plume of smoke rising into the sky and and local news footage showed a large fire burning at the site of the explosion.

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