Terror Attack in Turkey – 18 Dead, 45 Injured

Car bombing close to military buildings in Turkish capital city, Ankara.

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From HURRIYET DAILY NEWS:  At least 18 people were killed and 45 others were injured in a bomb attack on Feb. 17 targeting shuttles carrying military personnel in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb. 17.

Ankara Governor Mehmet Kılıçdar said the attack was carried out with a car bomb. The attack occurred in the center of the city, hundreds of meters away from the top military headquarters, parliament and prime minister’s office.

“We are looking into details of the explosion,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlusaid.

Turkey’s TV watchdog RTÜK also imposed a broadcast ban on the attack.   The attack happened at a time when a high-level security meeting was being held at the Presidential Palace under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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