Breaking: Explosion Rocks Ankara, Turkey Near U.S. Embassy
At least 28 people have been killed and dozens injured after a huge explosion, believed to be a car bomb, took place in Ankara outside military barracks, the capital’s governor has said.
A Turkish official told Al-Arabiya the blast on Wednesday was caused by a vehicle exploding and witnesses on social media shared images of smoke emanating near the building. Local media said the death toll had reached 11.
A witness told Reuters they could even smell the explosion from “blocks away”: “I heard a huge explosion. There was smoke and a really strong smell even though we were blocks away,” the witness said.