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Ankara, Turkey, Car Bomb Victims

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Ankara, Turkey, Car Bomb Victims

A blast killed at least 27 people and wounded another 75 in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, March 13, 2016, according to the BBC News.

“According to initial reports, 27 of our citizens were killed in a blast caused by a bomb-laden car at Kizilay’s Guvenpark,” the governor said in a statement.

The location of the attack was a busy square.

No group has yet claimed responsibility.

Conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdish militants as well as the civil war in neighboring Syria have led to increased violence in what had been one of the more stable countries in the Middle East.

Ankara has been the site of similar attacks in the last year. In February, a bomb attack by a Kurdish militant group on a military convoy killed 28 people. In October, more than 100 people were killed by suicide bombers at a Kurdish peace rally.

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