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Bomb Explodes Near Erdogan's Office In Ankara

A bomb exploded near the office of Turkey's Prime Minister in Ankara, about an hour before a cabinet meeting was due to be held there on Monday, according to Turkish police. 

The explosion comes just four days after a bomb blast wounded 15 policemen and one civilian near the ruling party offices in Istanbul on Thursday. 
Turkish media reports that a government employee was injured in the explosion but the bomb is described as a percussion bomb of low explosives. 
Police closed off the area where the explosion took place, at the entrance to a car park for both the prime ministry and the Appeals Court. 

No terrorist group has claimed responsibility either for today's blast in Ankara or for last Thursdays’ attack in Constantinople.

Kurdish rebels, fighting for equal rights, extremist militants and leftist groups have carried out bomb attacks in Turkey in the past.

Photo: Today's Zaman

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