Ankara Bombing: Scenes from the Deadly Attack
A bombing in Ankara killed dozens of people and injured at least 60 after a military convoy was targeted at rush-hour.
A car bomb exploded in downtown Ankara as a convoy of military buses traveled through a neighborhood close to parliament and the country’s military headquarters, killing at least 28 people and wounding dozens more.
It’s not yet clear who carried out the strike, but it comes as Turkey faces a sudden spike in terror attacks. Last month, a suicide bombing in a historic Istanbul neighborhood killed 12 foreigners. Turkish authorities blamed the Islamic State and said the bomber was a Syrian who had entered the country as a refugee. Last October, meanwhile, a double-bombing at a peace rally in Ankara killed at least 102 people and injured more than 400 others. The Turkish government also blamed the Islamic State for that attack.
Footage is still emerging from the scene of the attack, which Turkish authorities have not yet linked to either ISIS or Kurdish militants. Foreign Policy has compiled some of it below:
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