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At least 27 people have been killed and 75 wounded in a car bombing in Turkey's capital, the local governor's office has said.The explosion happened in the centre of Ankara around 6.45pm local time, the official statement said.
"The blast was caused by a vehicle packed with explosives close to Kizilay square," it said.
The car detonated close to a bus and caused several vehicles to catch fire, local media said.
The windows of shops that line Kizilay square were shattered in the blast.
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Dogan Asik, 28, told the Associated Press he was on a bus when the explosion happened.
"We were thrown further back into the bus from the force of the explosion," said Mr Asik, who sustained injuries on his face and arm.
Police sealed off the area and pushed onlookers back, warning there could be a second bomb.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called an emergency security meeting.
"Gunfire was also heard after explosion, officials told Reuters"Gunfire would indicate the presence of snipers- They would be targeting police,soldiers ambulance, firefighters, basically any emergency workers. This is certainly a known PKK tactic. We have also read of this tactic employed in Syria and Ukraine
It comes just weeks after at least 28 people were killed in a car bombing in the city.
Kurdish militants claimed responsibility for that attack.
The CCTV video:
"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"
Of course, since Turkey is being intentionally destabilized! Rolls Eyes!
The explosion took place in the Embassy district..
The U.S. had warned its citizens in a March 11 statement over a potential terror attack in Ankara.
“The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is information regarding a potential terrorist plot to attack Turkish government buildings and housing located in the Bahçelievler area of Ankara. U.S. citizens should avoid this area,” read the stamenet"
“We advise U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings and local events, monitor local news stations for updates, and follow local authority instructions,” it read.