Watch: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills 27

Officials reported Sunday that at least 27 people died in a car bomb attack in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, and another 75 people were wounded. No group has yet to claim responsibility.

A security camera caught the explosion on tape, revealing the car detonated in a suicide attack adjacent to a stopped bus.

The blast took place on the city's main boulevard, Ataturk Bulvari, near Ankara's main square in Kizilay. It happened near several bus stops next to a park, and set several vehicles on fire.

Officials told Reuters that gunfire was heard after the explosion. A witness told the paper that the smoke could be seen rising from as far as two miles away. The area was evacuated out of fears of a second attack.

Sunday's blast comes in a near identical fashion to a suicide car bomb attack in Ankara last month, which was claimed by Kurdish militants who said they conducted the attack against Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish groups.


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