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Turkey: Ambulances arrive as at least 28 killed in Ankara bomb blast01:09

Turkey: Ambulances arrive as at least 28 killed in Ankara bomb blast

Turkey, Ankara
February 17, 2016 at 18:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

A large explosion rocked the Turkish capital of Ankara, Wednesday evening, with reports indicating that at least 28 people were killed in the blast and scores injured.

Local media reported that the blast was a bomb targeting a military vehicle, in a central area of Ankara near military facilities and the country's parliament.

Turkey has been hit by a series of terrorist attacks in recent months, including a suicide bomb claimed by the so-called Islamic State that killed 10 people in Istanbul last month. Ankara is also currently engaged in a conflict against the Kurdish separatist group the PKK in the country's southeast and on the border with neighbouring Syria.

Turkey: Ambulances arrive as at least 28 killed in Ankara bomb blast01:09
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A large explosion rocked the Turkish capital of Ankara, Wednesday evening, with reports indicating that at least 28 people were killed in the blast and scores injured.

Local media reported that the blast was a bomb targeting a military vehicle, in a central area of Ankara near military facilities and the country's parliament.

Turkey has been hit by a series of terrorist attacks in recent months, including a suicide bomb claimed by the so-called Islamic State that killed 10 people in Istanbul last month. Ankara is also currently engaged in a conflict against the Kurdish separatist group the PKK in the country's southeast and on the border with neighbouring Syria.

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