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[Update] Ankara car blast, death toll up to 37, scores injured


The number of casualties in the car bomb that hit the Turkish capital, Ankara; has risen to 37 with scores injured.

Earlier reports had pegged the death at 25 people while 75 others were reported as being injured following the deadly car bomb attack on Sunday.

Terrorist attacks in Turkey. yet the west do nothing but criticise Turkey! https://t.co/SvGkKaBkhu

— Malcolmite (@Malcolmite) March 13, 2016

Media reports indicate that a bomb laden car exploded in the Kizilay neighbourhood.

Video: Moment of #Ankara blast caught on security camera.
Reports say 27 killed & 75 wounded in the attack.#Turkey pic.twitter.com/VezFKHSnAR

— Kurdistan24 English (@K24English) March 13, 2016

Witnesses say the explosion occurred at the Guven park, which is close to many government buildings and added that vehicles were on fire and buses had been heavily damaged.

Ambulances were seen taking the injured to hospitals.

Police cordoned off the area shortly after the incident.

According to officials, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.