Turkey: 28 Killed in Car Bomb Blast in Ankara

HeadlineFeb 18, 2016

In Turkey, a car bomb has killed at least 28 people and injured more than 60 in the capital Ankara on Wednesday. Twenty of those killed were Turkish military personnel. The Turkish deputy prime minister spoke out.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus: “We believe that both civilians and soldiers lost their lives in the attack. We will continue to give information to the people as the bodies are identified. Sixty-one citizens have been injured and are being treated in various hospitals.”

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Turkey has blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, known as the PKK, but a PPK leader says the group was not behind the attack, and does not know who is responsible. Despite the fact that no one has claimed responsibility, Turkish warplanes began bombing northern Iraq within hours after the attack. Turkish authorities say the strikes are targeting PKK camps.

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