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Photos Show Fire And Smoke Engulfing Ankara District After Deadly Car Bomb

Wednesday's bombing is the latest in a string of attacks that have shocked the nation.
A vehicle full of explosives detonated near the Turkish parliament, military headquarters and government buildings in the cap
A vehicle full of explosives detonated near the Turkish parliament, military headquarters and government buildings in the capital city of Ankara on Wednesday.

A massive explosion rocked the heart of the Turkish capital on Wednesday, the latest in a string of bomb attacks that have shocked the nation. 

A vehicle filled with explosives went off during rush hour in Ankara on Wednesday evening, Turkish authorities said, targeting an area close to the country's parliament, military headquarters and several government buildings. 

Turkish authorities said at least 28 people had been killed in the explosion, Reuters notes.

 

Photos and videos showed a massive plume of smoke rising from the site, as well as efforts by police officers and firefighters to contain the fire that had broken out at the blast site. 

  • Buses burn following an explosion near government buildings in Ankara, Turkey, on Feb. 17.
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    Buses burn following an explosion near government buildings in Ankara, Turkey, on Feb. 17.
  • Firefighters attempt to extinguish the flames after the explosion.
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    Firefighters attempt to extinguish the flames after the explosion.
  • People carry an injured man following the attacks.
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    People carry an injured man following the attacks.
  • Police arrive near the site of the explosion.
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    Police arrive near the site of the explosion.
  • A fire engine stands at the site of the explosion.
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    A fire engine stands at the site of the explosion.
  • A firefighters tries to put out a fire after the explosion.
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    A firefighters tries to put out a fire after the explosion.
  • People stand near the site of a fire that broke out following the explosion.
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    People stand near the site of a fire that broke out following the explosion.
  • Smoke rises from a burning bus after the attack.
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    Smoke rises from a burning bus after the attack.
  • Smoke rises above buildings following the explosion.
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    Smoke rises above buildings following the explosion.
  • Smoke rises from a burning bus on Merasim Street.
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    Smoke rises from a burning bus on Merasim Street.
  • Police secure the site of the explosion.
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    Police secure the site of the explosion.

 

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