At least five people have been killed in bomb attack in Ankara, Turkey, and a large number of people wounded, says Turkish television.
The explosion Wednesday night occurred at a military base and caused a severe fire.
Photos on TV and in social media shows thick black smoke rising over the barracks, located just off the government quarter in the center of the Turkish capital.
Turkish television reports that the bomb targeted a military vehicle and that a large number of people are wounded.
TV footage shows many ambulances on site.
- It appears to be a car bomb targeting a military vehicle carrying military personnel, said CNN Turk, citing Ankara's governor Mehmet Kiliclar.
The ruling AK Party spokesman Omer Celik says the bombing is a terrorist act.
It is not yet known who is behind the bomb. Turkey has been hit by several bomb attacks in recent months, most recently on 12 January when 12 German tourists were killed in Istanbul.
In October last year, over 100 people were killed and over 500 wounded in a suicide attack against a peaceful demonstration in Ankara, while 33 people were killed and over 100 wounded in a suicide attack in the city of Suruc in July last year.
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