Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ankara, Turkey Car Bombing Kills 28, Wounds 61; Kurdish or IS Militants Believed to Be Responsible

Twenty-eight people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital, Ankara, today (February 17, 2016) when a car laden with explosives detonated next to several military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament, and other government buildings, according to the Nation (Pakistani) website.

A government spokesman said 28 people had been killed and 61 wounded in the blast, which took place near a busy intersection during the evening rush hour.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag described the attack as an act of terrorism and told parliament -- which was in session when the blast occurred -- that the car exploded on a part of the street lined on both sides by military vehicles.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Some security sources said signs indicated that Kurdish militants were responsible; others said they believed Islamic State (IS) militants may have been behind the bombing.

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