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Ankara : Turkey | Mar 05, 2012 at 9:11 AM PST
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A homemade bomb exploded Monday morning outside the office of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, making a slight injury, reported the NTV news channel.

The bomb, contained in a small plastic bottle deposited near an electrical transformer, exploded at around 9: 30 pm local time (8: 30 pm Paris time) to about twenty meters from the offices of Prime Minister and near the rear entrance of the Court of Cassation, in the district of Kizilay, according to NTV.

An employee of the Court of Appeal was slightly injured in the blast, told the Anatolia news agency. Members of the security service of the prime ministry and police teams immediately went to the scene of the explosion, which occurred about an hour before the arrival of Mr. Erdogan for the weekly meeting of the Board of Ministers, NTV reported on its website. Chain called the explosive device "percussion bomb", a device frequently used by various armed groups in Turkey and to benefit from making noise that cause human.

Several Kurdish armed groups and far left have already committed bombings in Ankara. The far-left groups in particular often use percussion bombs to convey their demands. The attack comes after the explosion Thursday in Istanbul with a remote-controlled bomb at a passing police car, which was sixteen, fifteen wounded officers.

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Nazish Fatima is based in Rāwalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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