Several Dead, Wounded After Explosion In Turkey Capital City Ankara

Explosion In Turkey
Turkish police put up barriers Istanbul's tourist hub of Sultanahmet, Turkey, in February. A bomb was detonated in Ankara on Sunday night, killing at least five people. Photo by Ali Turkel/UPI | License Photo

ANKARA, Turkey, March 13 (UPI) — Several people are reported dead after an explosion near a main bus station in Ankara in the third major blast in the Turkish capital city since October.

Dogan News Agency said at least five people died in the blast about 6:35 p.m. local time in Guvenpark. Several vehicles caught fire and buildings were damaged.

Officials are in the early stages of the investigation, so few details are immediately available.

The explosion comes amid growing tensions in the area. More than 100 people died in October when a bomb was detonated during a peace rally near the Ankara railway station. In February, 29 people were killed and 81 were injured when a suicide bomber targeted military personnel in the same area.


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