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    Turkey says tax office blast in Ankara caused by bomb

    The Turkish authorities said on Friday that the explosion in a tax office in Ankara was caused by a bomb, not a gas leak as initially reported.
    The suspected bomber was gunned down by the police, and eight other suspects were detained, the government of Ankara said in a statement.
    The killed suspect, 26, received training in the areas held by Kurdish People’s Protection Unit in Syria, and entered Turkey illegally, the statement said.
    Security footage showed a man with a bag placing and preparing the bomb at the entrance of the building, it added.
    The explosion on Thursday occurred in a boiler room of a tax office in Ankara’s Cukurambar district, causing damage to the building and slightly injuring three security personnel.
    A loud blast was heard in many parts of the capital city, triggering panic among residents.

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