Bomb Blast in Ankara

March 13, 20163 Comments

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An explosion has taken place in the Kizilay neighbourhood of the Turkish capital Ankara, and reports say some people have been injured. The cause of the blast is not yet clear.

Witnesses say the explosion happened near the main bus station on Ataturk boulevard and close to many government ministries. Some vehicles were on fire.

The Hurriyet newspaper said the latest blast happened at about 18:41 (16:41 GMT) and that many ambulances were at the scene. It said that the area was being evacuated in case there was a second attack. Dogan news agency said five people had been killed. Pictures from the scene showed bodies on the ground.

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Last month’s bombing was claimed by a Kurdish militant group, the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK). It said on its website that the attack was in retaliation for the policies of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey, however, blamed a Syrian national who was a member of another Kurdish group.

Last October, more than 100 people were killed in a double-suicide bombing at a Kurdish peace rally in Ankara. The BBC’s Mark Lowen in Istanbul says three attacks in the Turkish capital in less than six months show the multiple security threats that Turkey now faces. The country that was the stable corner of the Middle East and the West’s crucial ally in a volatile region is now at a dangerous moment, he adds.

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  1. Bloody Devils killing innocent peoples

  2. Those were innocent civilians

  3. & they think they can shake Turkey with such pathetic acts… shame

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