The Latest on an explosion in Turkey's capital, Ankara (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

The Ankara governor's office says the explosion in the Turkish capital has killed at least 27 people.

It said at least 75 others were wounded in the blast that occurred near Ankara's main square.

The explosion is believed to have been caused by a car bomb that went off close to bus stops.

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7:15 p.m.

News reports say a large explosion in the capital Ankara has caused several casualties.

NTV television says the bomb exploded Sunday near a park at Ankara's main square. Several cars caught fire.

Several ambulances and police cars were sent to the scene.