At least 5 people have been murdered and 10 more injured explosion in Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
Reportedly, an Islamic terrorist car bomb had caused the explosion on Wednesday night and that the target had been Turkey’s military personnel.
Ankara’s governor has confirmed the death count.
The blast happened near the American embassy, close to a military headquarters just as a bus with military personnel was passing by on the road.
Witnesses shared images purporting to show the aftermath of the blast. A large amount of smoke is visible in the photos.
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Military vehicles near the explosion caught on fire, and there is serious damage.
This happens just week after a suicide bomber killed 10 people in Istanbul.
We will update this story as more details become available.
Let us pray for those who died in Turkey today. They are in God’s hands now.