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A suspected car bomb explosion kills 3, wounds 15 in Turkish capital

(Photo: AA- Alper Ismen)

A blast in a in the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday near a neighborhood housing government buildings, killed at least three people and there is a “high likelihood” that it was a terrorist attack, Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said.

Police are reviewing evidence and the cause of the explosion isn’t clear, Sahin said today in televised comments. Fifteen people were injured, he said. Five of those are in critical condition, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said. Authorities have put out fires after the blast in the Kizilay neighborhood, and are investigating the incident, he said.

President Abdullah Gul, visiting Germany, condemned what he said was a terrorist attack.

“Those who have had no share of humanity carried out a terror attack against civilians in Ankara. We have fatalities. I send them my condolences and with hatred condemn the terror,” Gul said, according to state-run Anatolian news agency.