Fire breaks out at Ankara military post
A fire broke out at a military post in Ankara today, with a number of explosions subsequently heard in the area, daily Radikal has reported.
The blaze broke out in a waste yard at the General Gökkartal military post in Ankara’s Etimesgut district at around 5.30 p.m. and blasts followed the blaze.
The fire has reportedly been brought under control.
Soldiers were trying to keep journalists away from the area, prompting speculation that the blast may have been at a munitions depot.
Twenty-five soldiers were killed in a huge blast at a military munitions depot in in the western province of Afyonkarahisar last September.