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Turkey: explosion in centre of Ankara. Two deaths and 10 injured.


Ankara explosion updates. Suspected bomb killed 3 and wounded 15.

 

Two people have been killed and other 10 have been injured after an explosion rocked the centre of the Turkish capital, Ankara.

The cause of the explosion remains unclear.

Thick smoke could be seen rising from the commercial area of Kizilay in central Ankara.

Two people have been killed and other 10 have been injured after an explosion rocked the centre of the Turkish capital, Ankara

Two people have been killed and other 10 have been injured after an explosion rocked the centre of the Turkish capital, Ankara

A fire started briefly, but was quickly contained by firefighters, reports say.

Several vehicles were damaged and the glass in the windows of nearby buildings shattered, TV reports.

TV footages showed several parked cars ablaze in front of a local state authority’s offices.

Police have cordoned off the area. A bomb squad was also deployed to the location of the blast, reports say.

The injured people are said to have been taken to a city hospital.

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