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Explosion Rocks Turkish Capital

In breaking news, the capital of Turkey is the latest location to be targeted by terror. The Times of Israel reports that a huge blast has rocked Ankara, the Turkish capital city:

Assailants on Wednesday exploded a car bomb near vehicles carrying military personnel in the Turkish capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding some 61 others, officials said.

The explosion occurred during evening rush hour in the heart of Ankara, in an area close to where army headquarters and parliament are located. Buses carrying military personnel were attacked while waiting at traffic lights at an intersection, the Turkish military said, while condemning the “contemptible and dastardly” attack.

Ankara governor Mehmet Kiliclar said authorities believe that the explosion was caused by a “bomb-laden vehicle.”

News reports said some cars caught fire and dozens of ambulances were sent to the scene. Dark smoke could be seen billowing from a distance. At least four of the injured were military personnel, private NTV television reported.

Just this week IFCJ brought exiled Jews from Turkey home to Israel aboard a Freedom Flight. Please pray for peace in that country, as well as in the rest of the region and around the world.

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