Connect with us


28 dead as deadly explosion rocks Ankara in Turkey



The Turkish city of Ankara was rocked by a deadly explosion which left at least 28 people dead and 61 other wounded when a car bomb targeted travelling military personnel.
According to Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Gaziantep, the explosion occurred when a vehicle conveying Turkish military personnel was stopped in traffic.

Read also: Many missing as 5-storey building collapses in Turkey

After the blast, emergency officials were seen attending to the wounded who were later sent to the hospital while the bodies of the dead were moved to a nearby morgue.
Moments after the blast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey immediately called for an emergency meeting with top security officials in Ankara.

“We will continue our fight against the pawns that carry out such attacks, which know no moral or humanitarian bounds, and the forces behind them with more determination every day,” Erdogan said in a statement.

Turkish government say they are treating the incident as a “terrorist” attack though no group has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion.

RipplesNigeria …without borders, without fears

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now