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Blast in Ankara kills five, injures many

ANKARA: At least five people were killed and a large number injured after an explosion hit the Turkish capital of Ankara, reports say.

Police said a car bomb was detonated near a military headquarters, sending dark smoke billowing into the sky.

A convoy of vehicles carrying military personnel was the suspected target, according to Ankara’s governor.

Local media reported the rush-hour blast was 300m in front of the Chief of Staff’s Building, the base for the heads of Turkey’s Army, Air Force and Navy.