A car bomb exploded Turkey’s capital city of Ankara on March 13, leading to utter devastation. The explosion killed 32, and wounded 75 others. There’s no details yet as to who’s responsible for the bombing.
A shocking 32 people are dead, and another 75 wounded after what is now suspected to be a car bomb went off on Sunday, March 13 in Ankara, Turkey at approximately 7:00pm local time. The car was located near a park in Ankara’s main square, according to Ankara government officials. Authorities have not yet released information about who may be behind the bombing.
A car filled with bombs exploded in a busy transportation hub, where bus stops and a metro station are located, in the Kizilay neighborhood of Ankara, according to Turkish private broadcaster NTV. Ambulances rushed victims to the hospital, as emergency responders stayed at the scene. Some vehicles at the scene were on fire, and buses were “badly damaged.”
Turkish authorities have said that it’s “too soon” to talk about who carried out the attack. “The investigation is ongoing,” a senior Turkish official told CNN. “Our priority right now is the wounded.” This attack comes just three weeks after a suicide car bomber detonated in Ankara, targeting buses full of military personnel; 29 were killed. Kurdish armed group, the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) claimed responsibility for that bombing.
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party issued a statement condemning the attack. The Peoples’ Democratic Party, HDP, said it shares “the huge pain felt along with our citizens.”
Though it is still unknown if there’s any connection, the US Embassy in Ankara just one week prior warned of a possible terrorist plot to attack government buildings in the Bahcelievler neighborhood; this area is located just a few minutes drive away from Kizilay.
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with the people of Ankara during this difficult time.