The Latest on an explosion in Turkey’s capital, Ankara (all times local):
Turkey’s health minister says the death toll in the Ankara bombing has risen to 34.
Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu also said 125 people were wounded, 19 of them in serious condition. He said that 30 of the fatalities died at the scene, while the other four perished at hospitals.
Interior Minister Efkan Ala says Sunday’s attack won’t deter country from its fight against terrorism. He confirmed the blast as a car bomb that targeted civilians at a bus stop.
He says authorities have obtained evidence but won’t make an announcement on those responsible until the end of the investigation.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is “appalled” by the attacks in the Turkish capital and in Ivory Coast.
In a tweet late Sunday, Cameron said: “My thoughts are with all those affected.”
A car bomb explosion in the Turkish capital has killed at least 27 people and wounded around 75 others.
In Ivory Coast, at least 14 civilians, two special forces and six assailants were killed when armed men attacked beachgoers and three hotels.
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party has issued a statement condemning the attack in central Ankara, which has killed at least 27 people and wounded 75 others.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party, HDP, said Sunday it shares “the huge pain felt along with our citizens.”
No one has claimed the attack, although Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group have carried out bombings in the city recently.
The statement was significant because the party is frequently accused of being the armed wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK – an accusation it denies. It has also been accused of not speaking out against PKK violence.
The Ankara governor’s office says the explosion in the Turkish capital has killed at least 27 people.
It said at least 75 others were wounded in the blast that occurred near Ankara’s main square.
The explosion is believed to have been caused by a car bomb that went off close to bus stops.
News reports say a large explosion in the capital Ankara has caused several casualties.
NTV television says the bomb exploded Sunday near a park at Ankara’s main square. Several cars caught fire.
Several ambulances and police cars were sent to the scene.