Twenty-eight people were killed and more than 60 people wounded in Turkey’s capital Ankara when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces’ headquarters, parliament and other government buildings. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack , it is like other bombings, blamed on Islamic State.
Turkey has vowed to retaliate against the perpetrators of a powerful blast. ” we will not shy away from using its right to self-defence at any time, any place or any occasion,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
The US condemned the blast, with National Security Council spokesman Ned Price saying: “We stand together with Turkey, a Nato ally, a strong partner.”