Death Toll at 37 in Turkish Car Bomb Attack

Seventy-one people were hospitalized.

Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu reported the death toll has risen to 37 from a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara. Seventy-one people are being treated in a hospital.

According to BBC News:

The explosion happened in Guven Park in the Kizilay district, a key transport hub and commercial area.

Several vehicles at the scene were reduced to burnt-out wrecks, including at least one bus.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although a security officer told news outlet Reuters that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) or a related group is believed to be responsible.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said such attacks "increase our determination to fight terrorism."

The Hurriyet Newspaper also reported that social media was shut down in Turkey: "A court in Ankara had ordered a ban on access to social media, including Facebook and Twitter, saying it was to stop people sharing images of the attack."

This is the third attack in the span of the six months in the capital of Turkey.