Washington: At least 34 people have been killed and around 125 have been injured in a car bomb explosion in the Turkish capital Ankara last evening.
According to CNN, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu has said some of the attackers could have also been killed in the explosion.
Following the deadly blast, several policemen, firefighters and medical personnel rushed to the scene as security forces evacuated the area.
“We condemn this terror attack. … People who carried out this attack will never succeed. Turkey will overcome. Our determination to fight against terror will never be deterred by attacks like this.” Interior Minister Efkan Ala said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also voiced out his anger saying, “when terror organizations and the ones who use them as a tool start losing their fight against the security forces, they apply the most cruel methods and target our innocent people.”
So far, no details have been released as to who could be behind the attack.
Last week, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara had warned of a possible terrorist plot to strike government buildings in the capital’s Bahcelievler neighborhood, which happens to be a few minute’s away from the square where the explosion occurred. (ANI)