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Deadly blast in central Ankara – 28 dead, 61 injured

A powerful explosion occurred near the hostel building for the military in Ankara center in Kizilay district, the governor of Ankara said.

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Blast of the mined car was carried out at 18.31 (19.31 MSC) in the center of the Turkish capital close to the Parliament buildings and the General Staff at the crossroads. Its sound was heard in many parts of the Turkish capital. It happened at a time when trucks stopped at a red traffic light carrying military personnel of the General Staff of Turkey. The explosion caused a big fire. Above the town since yesterday evening  helicopters make patrolling. A terrorist attack place is cordoned off.

Deadly blast in central Ankara – 28 dead, 61 injured

“28 people were killed and 61 injured. The victims are now in various hospitals in Ankara. This is not only an attack on our military but also for all our people. We will do everything to find those who carried out the attack…” – Kurtulmus said .

Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Numan Kurtulmus said that for now it is not known who carried out the attack. The investigation will be conducted by seven prosecutors.

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Turkish President Tayip Erdogan has canceled his visit to Azerbaijan scheduled for Thursday and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has canceled his visit to Brussels. In Ankara emergency meeting of the Security Council has begun.

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