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28 Killed in Huge Blast in Turkey's Capital
   2016-02-18 06:22:03    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Yang Yang

A firefighter tries to put out a fire as Turkish army busses burn after an explosion on February 17, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. [Photo: CFP]

A car bombing in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least 28 people and wounded 61.

The bombing reportedly targeted military service vehicles, and it's understood that some of the military personnel were among the dead.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the government had no information on who carried out the attack as yet.

"The findings at the blast scene have come under scrutiny. We don't have any information regarding who carried out the attack and such a statement has not been made so far. But, the perpetrators of the attack will be found as soon as possible."

The investigation into the incident is underway, while parliament spokesperson Omer Celik referred to the blast as a "terror attack."

The attack happened while a high-level security meeting, hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was taking place at the Presidential Palace.

Turkey has endured a series of deadly attacks in recent years.

In July 2015, a blast in southeastern Turkey killed 34 pro-Kurdish and left-wing activists; in October, twin suicide bombings in Ankara claimed the lives of 103 people.

Eleven people, all German tourists, were also killed on Jan. 16 when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the tourist heart of Istanbul.

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