Ankara Bomb Blast Kills at Least 27, Injures 75

World | March 13, 2016, Sunday // 20:47
Bulgaria: Ankara Bomb Blast Kills at Least 27, Injures 75 Photo EPA/BGNES

A suspected car-bomb explosion in central Ankara has claimed at least 27 lives on Sunday evening, Hurriyet daily newspaper reported, citing a statement from the city governor’s office.

Another 75 people were wounded in the explosion which hit Kizilay districtin the central part of Turkey’s capital.

Earlier media reports mentioned at least five casualties.

“According to initial reports, 27 of our citizens were killed in a blast caused by a bomb-laden car at 6.45 p.m. on March 13, Sunday, at K?z?lay’s Guvenpark,” the statement read, according to hurriyetdailynews.com.

Twenty-three of the victims were killed at the scenewhile four others died on their way to the hospital.

 

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