Watch: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills 32

Camera catches huge explosion in Ankara that left 75 wounded, a month after Kurdish militants staged near identical attack.

Ari Yashar,

Site of bombing in Ankara, Turkey
Site of bombing in Ankara, Turkey
Reuters

Officials reported Sunday that at least 32 people died in a car bomb attack in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, and another 75 people were wounded. No group has yet to claim responsibility.

A security camera caught the explosion on tape, revealing the car detonated in a suicide attack adjacent to a stopped bus.

The blast took place on the city's main boulevard, Ataturk Bulvari, near Ankara's main square in Kizilay. It happened near several bus stops next to a park, and set several vehicles on fire.

Reportedly Turkey has blocked Facebook and Twitter in response to the attack, possibly out of a desire to block imagery from the blast from being shared. The state has frequently blocked access to the social media sites in the past.

Officials told Reuters that gunfire was heard after the explosion. A witness told the paper that the smoke could be seen rising from as far as two miles away. The area was evacuated out of fears of a second attack.

Sunday's blast comes in a near identical fashion to a suicide car bomb attack in Ankara last month, which was claimed by Kurdish militants who said they conducted the attack against Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish groups.




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