(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 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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