Turkey: 28 killed, 61 injured in Ankara blasts

New Delhi: 28 people were killed and 61 others were injured when a car bomb went off near vehicles carrying military personnel in heart of the Turkish capital Ankara.

According to reports, the explosion took place during the rush hours close to the Parliament and armed forces headquarters. Buses carrying military personnel were targeted while they were waiting at a set of traffic lights at an intersection.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtlumus said that seven prosecutors have been assigned to investigate the “well-planned attacks,” The Independent reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was determined to fight those who carried out the attack and the “forces” supporting them, it added.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack so far.

News24 Bureau