Plane hits building in northern Turkey’s capital

A plane hit a building in the capital Ankara, injuring at least five people, state media reported, in what Ankara’s emergency services said was the latest incident of the kind in the country.

Turkish media said the plane was flying over the capital and crashed into a building on the top floor of a shopping mall in the central Anatolian city of Istanbul.

State TV reported that a number of people were injured in the incident, adding that there were no casualties among the occupants.

The news agency also reported that the Turkish Transport Ministry has opened an investigation into the incident.

The Turkish government has been dealing with an increasingly serious wave of terror attacks and violent incidents as it struggles to deal with a string of failed attempts by outlawed Kurdish groups to establish an autonomous region in northern Iraq.