27 Dead, 75 Wounded In Turkey Explosion

An explosion killed at least 27 people and wounded 75 others on Sunday in the Turkish capital of Ankara, according to the Associated Press, which cited the Ankara governor’s office.

The blast came after a car exploded near a bus stop, according to Turkish broadcaster TRT, and a security official told Reuter the cause of the explosion appeared to be a suicide car bombing.

No one had claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Gunfire was heard after the explosion, officials told Reuters. Ambulances rushed to the area and smoke could be seen rising from about two miles away, a witness told Reuters. Several cars were seen on fire.

Dogan Asik, 28, said he was on a bus when the explosion occurred.

“We were thrown further back into the bus from the force of the explosion,” said Asik, who sustained injuries on his face and arm.

Police sealed off the area and pushed onlookers and journalists back, warning there could be a second bomb.

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