Turkey explosion: Ankara car bomb kills at least 27

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A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing 27 people and wounding another 75, the city governor’s office has said, the BBC reports.

The explosion happened in Guvenpark in the Kizilay district, a key transport hub and commercial area.

Several vehicles at the scene were reduced to burned-out wrecks, including at least one bus.

Last month, a bomb attack on a military convoy in Ankara killed 28 people and wounded dozens more.

The Hurriyet newspaper said the latest blast happened at about 18:40 (16:40 GMT) and the area was evacuated in case of a second attack. Many ambulances were at the scene, it added.

No group has yet claimed the attack. However, a security official told Reuters news agency that initial findings suggested it was the work of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or an affiliated group.

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