Ban condemns explosion reportedly caused by car bomb in Ankara

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard (file)

17 February 2016 – Secretary-General has condemned the explosion reportedly caused by a car bomb in the Turkish capital, Ankara, today, which reportedly killed more than two-dozen people.

“The explosion, which occurred at rush hour in the heart of the city, claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured dozens more,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.

“The Secretary-General hopes the perpetrators of this terrorist attack will be swiftly brought to justice,” said the statement, adding that Mr. Ban sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, and that the United Nations stands in solidarity with the people and the Government of Turkey at this tragic time.


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