Deadly blast hits Turkish capital

At least two killed in centre of Ankara by explosion that police suspect was caused by bomb.

    The explosion gutted several parked cars before it was put out by fire fighters [Reuters]

    At least two people have been killed and several injured in an explosion in the centre of the Turkish capital, Ankara, reports say.

    Police suspect Tuesday's explosion, which happened in front of the Cankaya local administrator's office close to Ankara's downtown Kizilay square, was caused by a bomb in a vehicle.

    The scene of the blast was sealed off as police feared a secon
    d explosion, the Anatolia news agency said.

    The blast sparked a fire which was later put out by firefighters at the scene, NTV television reported.

    Television images showed several parked cars ablaze in front of a local state authority's offices, while a plume of thick smoke rose over the area.

    No further details were immediately available.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.