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Turkey Explosion: Suspected Car Bomb Kills 'at Least 27 People' in Ankara

ISTANBUL, March 13 (Reuters) - An Ankara court ordered a ban on access to Facebook, Twitter and other sites in Turkey on Sunday, after images from a car bombing in the Turkish capital were shared on social media, broadcasters CNN Turk and NTV reported.

Several local users reported difficulty in accessing the sites. Turkey last year blocked access to Twitter over the sharing of photographs of a prosecutor being held at gunpoint by far-left militants.

The blast on Sunday, at a crowded transport hub in the city, killed at least 32 people and wounded 75 more. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Akin Aytekin, Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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Turkish court orders ban on Facebook, Twitter after blast -broadcasters
Policemen stand guard the streets after a blast in Ankara on March 13, 2016. An explosion ripped through a busy square in central Ankara on March 13, killing 25 people and wounding 75 more, with local media reports describing it as an attack. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion on Kizilay square, a key shopping and transport hub close to the city's embassy area. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A firefighter removes items out of the trunk of a car next to forensic police working at the scene of a blast in Ankara on March 13, 2016. An explosion ripped through a busy square in central Ankara on March 13, killing 25 people and wounding 75 more, with local media reports describing it as an attack. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion on Kizilay square, a key shopping and transport hub close to the city's embassy area. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MARCH 13: The wreckage of a bus is seen after an explosion in Ankara's central Kizilay district on March 13, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. The Ankara governor's office has reported that at least 27 people have been killed and 75 wounded in an explosion in the Turkish capital Ankara. The explosion is believed to have been a car bomb attack according to Ankara governor Mehmet Kiliclar. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MARCH 13: The wreckage of a car and a bus is seen after an explosion in Ankara's central Kizilay district on March 13, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. The Ankara governor's office has reported that at least 27 people have been killed and 75 wounded in an explosion in the Turkish capital Ankara. The explosion is believed to have been a car bomb attack according to Ankara governor Mehmet Kiliclar. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)
Members of emergency services work at the scene of an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2016. A television channel said the bomb exploded close to bus stops near a park at Ankara's main square, Kizilay. The news channel said the explosion occurred as a car slammed into a bus, suggesting that the blast may have been caused by a car bomb. Several vehicles had caught fire, it said. (AP Photo)
Members of emergency services work at the scene of an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2016. A television channel said the bomb exploded close to bus stops near a park at Ankara's main square, Kizilay. The news channel said the explosion occurred as a car slammed into a bus, suggesting that the blast may have been caused by a car bomb. Several vehicles had caught fire, it said. (AP Photo)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MARCH 13: The wreckage of a bus is seen after an explosion in Ankara's central Kizilay district on March 13, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. The Ankara governor's office has reported that at least 27 people have been killed and 75 wounded in an explosion in the Turkish capital Ankara. The explosion is believed to have been a car bomb attack according to Ankara governor Mehmet Kiliclar. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MARCH 13: Turkish police take security measures after an explosion hit Ankara's central Kizilay neighborhood on March 13, 2016. According to initial reports, several casualties are feared and some vehicles have also been reportedly damaged in the incident. (Photo by Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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