Ankara Terror Attack – Car Bombing Kills at Least 34

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Ankara Terror Attack – Car Bombing Kills at Least 34

Ankara, Turkey – A car bomb exploded today as it passed a loaded bus at that was parked at a bus stop in Guven Park. At least 34 were killed and over 100 wounded. The death toll has climbed already from the original report of 27, and it may rise again, as at least 19 are reportedly in critical condition. According to Reuters, it is the 2nd such attack in the center of Turkey in a month.

“There were about 40 people. [The bus] slowed down. A car went by us, and ‘boom’ it exploded…We were thrown further back into the bus from the force of the explosion.” Dogan Asik

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Twitter photo from various news media showing a bus that was blown up at the busy transportation hub

The name of the group behind the attack was not announced. But other attacks have been claimed by the PKK and ISIS.

“Tonight, civilian citizens waiting at a bus stop were targeted in a terrorist attack with a bomb-laden car…Significant findings have been made, but the organization behind this will be announced once the investigation has been finalized.” Interior Minister Efkan Ala

Trying to ban social media coverage -why?

A Turkish Court reportedly issued a broadcast ban on Facebook and Twitter as Turkish citizens shared images of the carnage.

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If you happen to read Turkish, this is allegedly the ban

Now why would the government of Turkey try to ban images of the attack? Things that make you go hmmmm.

 

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