At least three people have been killed in an explosion in Ankara, condemned as a terrorist attack by Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul.
Around 15 people were injured in the blast in the city centre, which a deputy prime minister suggested was caused by a bomb.
“We went out onto the street,” said one young eyewitness. “There were lots of people wounded. All of them were brought to hospital. We saw around 15 or 20 wounded people. The situation was very bad. People were shocked”.
Adding to the confusion, other reports say the blast was caused by a burning gas cylinder thrown into the street, which caused a fire that blew up a car.
The explosion struck less than a kilometre from government buildings including the prime minister’s office. A woman was reportedly arrested as bomb disposal teams searched for any possible secondary device. No one has claimed responsibility for any attack.
'Terrorist attack' condemned as deadly blast hits Ankara