Thursday, February 18, 2016

Car bomb explosion in Turkey kills at least 28 with many others injured.

  A car bomb exploded in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Wednesday, striking a convoy of buses carrying Turkish soldiers and killing at least 28 people, government officials said.
The convoy was attacked when the buses had stopped for a red light, officials said. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said 61 people were injured. The large explosion took place close to the Parliament headquarters, government buildings and a residential military facility in the central Kizilay district, according to local media reports. Omer Celik, a spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party, said on Twitter that the explosion was an act of terrorism, although he did not provide details. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

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