At least 28 dead in Turkish capital explosion
18 February, 2016
A large explosion in the Turkish capital, Ankara, left at least 28 people dead and 61 injured on Wednesday evening, BBC reports.

A vehicle full of explosives was detonated as military buses were passing by, according to the Ankara governor's office. The blast happened in an area close to parliament and Turkey's military headquarters. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag called it an "act of terrorism". Large plumes of smoke were seen rising from the area and witnesses said the blast
was heard all over the city. Among victims were civilians as well. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

"Our determination to respond in kind against such attacks against our unity and future from outside and inside is even more strengthened through such attacks. Turkey will not hesitate to use its right to self-defense anytime, anywhere, and in all situations," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement.

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