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Ankara Car-Bombing Targets Turkish Military

At least 28 people were killed and dozens hurt when an explosion near vehicles carrying military personnel rocked Ankara, Turkey.

Firefighters work at a scene of fire from an explosion in Ankara, Turkey. A large explosion, believed to have been caused by a bomb, injured several people in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, according to media reports.

Private NTV said the explosion occurred during rush hour in an area close to where military headquarters are located as a bus carrying military personnel was passing by. Several cars caught fire, the report said. Ambulances were seen rushing toward the scene. The explosion caused a large fire and dark smoke could be seen billowing from a distance on Feb. 17, 2016.

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People react at the scene of the explosion in Ankara, on Feb. 17. The attack happened at the height of evening rush hour in the capital, not far from Turkey's parliament, government buildings and military headquarters.

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Emergency services arrive after the explosion in Ankara, on Feb. 17. At least 28 people were killed and around 45 injured in what appeared to have been a car bomb explosion.

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Smoke rises from the blast site as Turkish army buses burn after the explosion in Ankara, on Feb. 17. According to private NTV television, at least four of the injured were military personnel.

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An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following the explosion targeted at military service vehicles in Ankara on Feb. 17. News reports said some cars caught fire and dozens of ambulances were sent to the scene.

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A firefighter tries to put out a fire as Turkish army buses burn after the explosion in Ankara, on Feb. 17. Erhan Ortac / Getty Images

Police at the scene after the car bomb detonation close to military buildings in Ankara, on Feb. 17.

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Firefighters try to extinguish flames following the explosion targeted at military service vehicles in Ankara on Feb. 17.

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People react at the scene while emergency services take charge at the explosion in Ankara, on Feb. 17.

Read more on the blast in the Turkish capital here.

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